Alaska Sea Grant in the News

Boat insurance and seabird bycatch publications available from Alaska Sea Grant

Date: 16 August 2001
Contact: Alaska Sea Grant Publications, toll-free 1-888-789-0090
NR: SG-2001/NR201

FAIRBANKS, AlaskaWhat You Need to Know about Recreational Boat Insurance clarifies insurance coverage for recreational boat owners and offers solutions to selecting insurance. Insuring properly can save you a bundle—recreational boat owners have been sued for tens of thousands of dollars because of damage caused by their boats' wakes, and owners are legally liable for costs of recovering fuel or oil spilled if their boat is wrecked or sunk. Author and University of Alaska Marine Advisory Agent Terry Johnson explains boat policies, yacht policies, marine policy components, how to keep premiums low, and how to file a claim. Enjoy boating more with the confidence that you've selected the right insurance policy. Free copies are available by calling Alaska Sea Grant toll-free 1-888-789-0090. A PDF version of the publication can also be downloaded from the Web at:

Seabird Bycatch: Trends, Roadblocks, and Solutions significantly adds to the knowledge base of seabird incidental mortality in commercial fisheries, and emphasizes the importance of comprehensive solutions. The product of a 1999 symposium held by the Pacific Seabird Group, Seabird Bycatch is a response to seabird bycatch in commercial fisheries worldwide. Editors discuss techniques to measure seabird bycatch in fisheries, obstacles to reducing bycatch, and viable techniques to avoid catching seabirds. Cost for the 212-page hardcover book is $20.00 US for U.S. and Canada, $28.00 US for overseas orders. For more information, call Alaska Sea Grant toll-free 1-888-789-0090, or visit the publication's Web page at:

The Alaska Sea Grant College Program is a marine research, education and outreach service headquartered at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. Sea Grant is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in partnership with the state of Alaska and private industry.

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