As a responsible boater, we recommend following a code of ethics to help protect our waterways for generations to come. Learn about the 10 pillars of ethics we live by.
Yamaha Marine Code of Ethics
- Employ the best safety measures technology will allow to protect you, your family and your guests. (No boater should venture offshore without a radio, EPIRB and common life-sustaining supplies. Captain should comply with all USCG safety regulations and hold a current CPR/AED/First Aid Certificate.)
- Captain should consume no alcohol prior to or while operating the vessel and is responsible for keeping consumption to a safe minimum for family and guests aboard the vessel.
- Respect the resource; become familiar with the biology and ecology of the waters and the species for which you fish.
- Take care not to injure other wildlife, including turtles, birds, manatees or other species that you encounter in your activities; be a good steward of natural resources.
- Treat and handle caught fish with respect and take care to revive fish that will be returned to the water within the best of your ability. (Learn the appropriate methodology.)
- When harvesting is allowed, keep only those fish that you, your family or your guests are prepared to consume, even if you haven’t caught your limit.
- Obtain all necessary licenses, stamps, or tags for you, your family or your guests.
- Respect and follow all local and federal fishing and boating regulations.
- If you disagree with existing fishing regulations, become involved in the state and federal bodies that decide those regulations.
- Become an advocate for fishery protection so that your children and their children will be able to enjoy fishing as much as you have.