Fishing is the most popular activity among boaters. Anglers using vessels can be at risk. Unfortunately, anglers capsizing or falling overboard are common fatal boating accidents.
If you fish and boat, you should pay attention to the capacity plate and not overload your vessel. Wear a life jacket (PFD) especially when the water is cold or when fishing alone or in remote areas.
Vessel operators who are boating in the vicinity of fishing boats should slow down when approaching fishing boats or give them a wide berth. Never run over anglers' lines. Never distrub fishing boats by making a large wake.