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Stony Brook and Oswego, NY, July 6 - September 7, 2020 - New York Sea Grant (NYSG) is providing New York State’s marine and freshwater marine industry for-hire boating sector with a series of decals and posters to encourage public compliance with boating-specific COVID-19 safety precautions.

Signs - NY's Marine Waters

A couple of posters illustrate how charterboat captains and anglers can help fight the virus.

Please use the form that is available at this link to submit your contact information to request these products.  If you represent a captains association and would like to request multiple kits on behalf of your members, please contact Nancy Jones at nj82@cornell.edu to make a special arrangement.

Information on how to attain these posters, including downloads of print-on-demand templates, can also be found below ... 

New York Sea Grant is pleased to provide COVID-19 Sign Kit for use on ‘For Hire’ vessels.  If you operate a 6-pack vessel, kindly refer to the decals that are available under the ‘NY’s Great Lakes’ section (below).   Each ‘for hire’ vessel kit includes the following items:

Charterboat Captains Help Fight the Virus | 
This sign contains information to remind crew members about basic actions to take to help to reduce the spread of the virus.  These signs measure 11 x 17 inch and they are designed for use on headboats.  These signs will adhere to the boat surface.

Anglers Help Fight the Virus | PDF
This sign contains information to remind angler passengers about basic actions to help reduce the spread of the virus.  These signs measure 11 x 17 inch and they are designed for use on heaboats.  These signs will adhere to the boat surface.

A poster version of this sign (i.e. without adhesive) is available upon request for bait and tackle store owners to use in their establishments.

Contact Form Template | XLSX or | PDF
This template may be used to record basic passenger information, which will be helpful in the unfortunate event if becomes necessary to participate in contact tracing efforts. 

Signs - NY's Great Lakes Waters

A half dozen decals are featured as part of the 2020 edition of NYSG’s nationally-recognized Discover Clean and Safe Boating campaign.

The decals
 will adhere to boat surfaces to note “Mask Required,” “Use Sanitizer,” “Wear It” with a life jacket symbol, and ”Keep Personal Belongings Personal”; others have a blank line to write a name with an erasable marker to designate person-specific areas aboard the vessel for each individual’s fishing pole or diving gear. There is no cost for the decals to qualified for-hire boating businesses.

The captains or business owners of charter services, boat rentals, tour boats, and boats for-hire for leisure cruising, fishing or diving in New York State may request decals by emailing business name, postal address, and telephone number to sgoswego@cornell.edu. Details will be returned on the number of each style of decal available while supplies last. 

Printable templates of the decals are also available to download for print-on-demand here ...

Get A Round Tuit now! Be a Clean & Safe Boater ...


Dive Gear PDF

Fishing Gear PDF

Mask PDF

Sanitizer PDF


Sampling of Related Media

On YouTube: NY Sea Grant Offers Decals to Help Make Charter Boating Safer (July 2020)

On YouTube: New York Sea Grant Boater Safety Tips Amid COVID-19 (July 2020)

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On Air: NYSG's New Decals Encourage Public Compliance with COVID-19-Specific Boating Safety (July 2020)

More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), is one of 34 university-based programs under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program.

Since 1971, NYSG has represented a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources.

Through NYSG’s efforts, the combined talents of university scientists and extension specialists help develop and transfer science-based information to many coastal user groups—businesses and industries, federal, state and local government decision-makers and agency managers, educators, the media and the interested public.

The program maintains Great Lakes offices at Cornell University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Oswego and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark. In the State's marine waters, NYSG has offices at Stony Brook University in Long Island, Brooklyn College and Cornell Cooperative Extension in NYC and Kingston in the Hudson Valley.

For updates on Sea Grant activities: www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube links. NYSG offers a free e-list sign up via www.nyseagrant.org/nycoastlines for its flagship publication, NY Coastlines/Currents, which is published quarterly. Our program also produces an occasional e-newsletter,"NOAA Sea Grant's Social Media Review," via its blog, www.nyseagrant.org/blog.

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