Adjustments to Commercial Fishing Industry Regulations Proposed

Shawn MauldinNational

The Coast Guard proposes to align its commercial fishing industry vessel regulations with the mandatory provisions of 2010 and 2012 legislation passed by Congress that took effect upon enactment. The alignments would change the applicability of current regulations, and add new requirements for safety equipment, vessel examinations, vessel safety standards, the documentation of maintenance, and the termination of unsafe operations. Comments should be submitted to the docket no later than September 19, 2016. Complete details are in the attached proposed rule.