New Boating Regulation Taking Affect November 1st

26 October 26, 2012

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission passed a new regulation at its September 27, 2011, meeting on life jacket wear during cold weather months.

This regulation takes effect November 1, 2012, and states that:

A person shall wear a Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD or life jacket) during the cold weather months from November 1st through April 30th while underway or at anchor on boats less than 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak .