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FishAlerts App Can Keep You Out of Trouble

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Published on Jul 11, 2013

http://blog.boats.com/2013/07/fishale...

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If you've ever looked at the interactive map of MPAs (marine protected areas) created by the feds, then you already know it's as clear as mud. I tried to figure out if there were any MPA areas near me, and discovered that as far as I could tell, I was no longer allowed to go fishing in the Chesapeake Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, or for that matter, anywhere else between Maine and Florida.

Fortunately, what the government does poorly, independent businesses often do well. Enter FishAlerts, an app that lets you see your exact position and the position of MPAs, on your phone or tablet. Let's check out how it works.

The app makes it easy to see exactly what restrictions you may or may not be under, when fishing in any given location. It also includes some handy fishing data, like tides and currents and weather data. Plus it works with the whole social media thing, giving you a quick way to snap off a fish pic and zip it over to Facebook and Twitter.

And just for the record, yes—you can still fish in the Chesapeake and the open Atlantic, from Maine clear on down to Florida.

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