Great Lakes News

Discussion in 'Tournament Discussion' started by ranger487, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. ranger487

    ranger487 OhioPro Lure

    I just copied this from Bass Fan

    According to a report in today's edition of USA Today, U.S. citizens who cross the U.S.-Canada border while on charter fishing boats are now required to bring a passport or two other forms of government identification. Captains must also fax passenger personal information to border security an hour before leaving shore.

    The new border-security rules are part of the Homeland Security Department's anti-terrorism policy and they apply to all of the Great Lakes, according to the story.

    The article also states that upon returning to shore, those boat passengers will have to report to a local government office and pose for a videophone connection with Customs officials.

    More on this story, including its potential impact on Great Lakes tourism and tournaments, will be published soon.