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Whether it's carriage requirements in Massachusetts for low-light conditions, kayak fishing guide certifications in Texas, SUP surfing in Minnesota, or "Patrick's Law" in New York for lifejacket wear, the ACA routinely addresses issues important to paddlers at the state level.

Learn more about boating laws in your state

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Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling, stewardship support to help protect paddling environments, and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration, and recreation.

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