Since paddle sport fatalities occur across the range of canoeing and kayaking activities, education efforts should continue to be directed to all segments of the paddle sports community. Analysis of recent paddlesport accident statistics identified the following priority problem areas: the vast majority of all paddling related fatality victims were not wearing a PFD/life jacket at the time of the accident; occupant movement and weight shift within a canoe played a major role in roughly 50 percent of all canoeing accidents; approximately 50 percent of canoe and kayak related fatalities were fishing at the time of the accident; at least 25 percent of victims in fatal canoeing accidents are believed to have consumed alcohol immediately prior to the accident. More information on this topic is provided in the NASBLA Paddlesports Education standards.