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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is offering Boating safety courses. They're part of a national campaign to promote safe boating. The courses are mandatory for everyone born after June 1st, 1984 to operate a boat with more than 10 horsepower. AP reports US Coast Guard data indicates 80% of boating deaths involve persons who haven't had safety training. The courses are free. Click here for details.