Florida is not alone in this change in regulation. Many states are preparing to require a registration fee to recreate on water on a small craft. "That sounds like a root canal for a paddler," said retired Coast Guard officer William Griswold".
While most will agree with William Griswold, the counter opinion revolves around education, safety and access to water. What is your opinion on this subject?
January 29, 2017
To fans of kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding, gliding along Florida waters is an expression of freedom; to advocates of boating-regulation reform, it's time to mandate licensing for small craft without motors.
A citizens panel assembled by state-boating authorities will meet in Orlando on Wednesday to explore what could become a path to adopting registration and fees for small boats powered by humans, wind and currents.