Mandatory Cold Weather Life Jacket Wear Ends for 2020

01May2020

Beginning May 1st, PFDs are no longer required to be worn while paddling, each person is still required to have a PFD with them while paddling

Although wearing a PFD is always a good idea and you are required to have one on your watercraft for each person that is on-board, the risk of shock and drowning is greatly increased during cold weather. Therefore, Pennsylvania's Fish and Boat Commission requires all people on canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards to wear a PFD between November 1 through April 30. Starting March 1, PFDs are only required to be worn by children age 12 and younger while on canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards.

More information can be found at www.fishandboat.com

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01Nov2020

Mandatory Cold Weather Life Jacket Wear Begins for 2020/2020 Season

Beginning November 1st, PFDs are required to be worn while paddling.

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