Azura Consulting is surveying boaters who operate large pleasure vessels and yachts along the U.S. East Coast. We are interested in learning about boater knowledge and opinions of programs designed to reduce the likelihood of unintentional boat strikes with large whales.
The main goals of this survey are to:
- Better understand factors that motivate the observance of speed rules and restrictions,
- Assess the effectiveness of education and outreach methods used to reach these boating communities, and
- Determine if there are more effective communication and outreach tools to enhance compliance with speed restrictions and recommendations.
The online survey invites boaters who operate recreational vessels or yachts 35 feet or more in length along the U.S. East Coast to participate. If you are a boat operator who has piloted these types of boats within the last 10 years, please help get more voices heard by completing this short 20-minute survey! The results of this survey will assist NOAA Fisheries in directing the development of future outreach and education efforts.
Please help us to spread the word to boaters!