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Operation Make Way

Posted on 31st July 2014 at 09:01

As local anglers are preparing their boats for tomorrow’s opening of the annual Buoy 10 fishing season, the Coast Guard and other marine law enforcement agencies are also preparing, looking to make sure that the fishing boats don’t get tangled with the ocean-going vessels coming in an out of the Columbia River. “Operation Make Way” is intended to help make sure that those conflicts are avoided. The Coast Guard and other marine patrols will be making sure that fishing boats are not anchored in the shipping channel; boats found in those locations could get a citation of up to $5,000. Patrols will also be making sure that boaters have the proper safety equipment aboard, and that everyone aboard is complying with safety and fishing regulations. This effort will continue through the months of August and September.