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Father and daughter enjoying boatingAhoy! There are many actions boaters and anglers can take to ensure that safe and clean boating is part of their experience enjoying California waterways. Click on the links below to get information that will help you to enjoy your boating and fishing experience.



CLEAN BOATING:

BOAT CLEANING & MAINTENANCE

FUELING

GLOBAL WARMING AND YOU

GRAY WATER

HAZARDOUS WASTES

LESS TOXIC PRODUCTS

NON-NATIVE INVASIVE SPECIES

OIL (PREVENTING SPILLS & BILGE CARE)

SEWAGE

TRASH & MARINE DEBRIS

MONOFILAMENT FISHING LINE RECYCLING




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Top Ten Boating Tips

(in Spanish) 10 Recomendaciones para Pasearte en Bote Protegiendo al Ambiente [PDF]


EMERGENCY CONTACTS

Emergency Telephone System: 911


OIL AND CHEMICAL SPILLS

To Report Oil and Chemical Spills:

National Response Center 1(800) 424-8802 (CH 16) and California Office of Emergency Service 1(800) OILS911


HAZARDIOUS WASTE DISPOSAL INFORMATION

EPA National Hotline: 1(800) CLEANUP (253-2687)


SEWAGE PUMPOUT

Sewage Pumpout Locations: 1(800) CLEANUP or please contact the harbormaster in your harbor for the most current listings of pumpout stations


BOATING SAFETY

Boating Safety Courses, Boating Safety and Laws www.dbw.ca.gov or 1(888) 326-2822

Navigation Information Service Watchstander 1(703) 313-5900


CLEAN BOATING INFORMATION

Clean Boating/ Califfornia Coastal Commission & California Department of Boating and Waterways’ Boating Clean and Green Program
(415) 904-6905 or www.coast4u.org or www.dbw.ca.gov (Click on “Boating Clean and Green”)

24 Hour Vessel Assistance (Fees Involved): 1(800) 367-8222

Californians Turn in Poachers and Polluters: 1(888) DFG-CALTIP (334-2258)


MARINE WILDLIFE RESCUE

Humboldt County & Del Norte County

North Coast Marine Mammal Center: 1(707) 465-6265


San Luis Obispo County through Mendocino County

The Marine Mammal Center: 1(415) 289-7350


Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center: 1(805) 687-3255


Ventura County

Channel Islands Marine & Wildlife Institute: 1(805) 567-1505


Los Angeles County

Fort MacArthur Marine Mammal Care Center: 1(310) 548-5677


Orange County

Pacific Marine Mammal Center: 1(949) 494-3050


San Diego County

SeaWorld: 1(800) 541-7325


Statewide Whale Rescue Team (Distressed whales and dolphins) (877) SOS-WHALES



REPORTING DEAD MARINE MAMMALS

Del Norte County through Mendocino County

Humboldt State University Vertebrate Museum (whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions and sea turtles):
1(707) 826-4872


Sonoma County through San Mateo County

California Academy of Sciences (whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions and sea turtles):
1(415) 379-5381


Santa Cruz County

Long Marine Laboratory (whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions and sea turtles):
1(831) 459-2883


Monterey County

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions and sea turtles):
1(831) 755-8650


San Luis Obispo County through Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (whales, dolphins and sea turtles):
1(805) 682-4711 x-156

National Marine Fisheries Service (seals and sea lions):
1(562) 980-4017


Ventura County

Channel Islands Marine & Wildlife Institute (whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions and sea turtles) :
1(805)-567-1506


Los Angeles County through Orange County

Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History (whales and dolphins):
1(323) 585-5105

National Marine Fisheries Service (seals, sea lions and sea turtles):
1(562) 980-4017


San Diego County

Southwest Fisheries Science Center (whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions and sea turtles):
1(858) 546-7162



AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES

1(877) STOP- ANS (786-7267)


WEATHER, TIDES, & MORE:


MORE RESOURCES:

To Properly Stash Your Trash [PDF]

To Keep Boat Sewage Out of the Water [PDF]

To Prevent Oil and Fuel Pollution From Your Boat [PDF]

To Dispose of Toxic Hazardous Wastes [PDF]

To Reduce Gray Water Discharge [PDF]

To Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species [PDF]

To Prevent Discharge of Toxic Boat Maintenance Products [PDF]

With Simple Household Alternatives to Boat Cleaning and Maintenance [PDF]


Check the following website for more useful boater information: www.dbw.ca.gov/boaters.asp

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