Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety

General Information


This page summarizes Federal Regulations applicable to U.S. uninspected commercial fishing vessels. This class includes vessels which are engaged in activities pursuant to the harvesting or processing of fish for commercial purposes. Also included in this category are fish tender vessels that transport, store, refrigerate, or provide supplies to the commercial fishing industry, and fish processing vessels.

The guide should only be used for commercial fishing vessels, fish tender vessels and fish processing vessels.

Title 46 Shipping, Part 28—REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING INDUSTRY VESSELS

Subpart A—GENERAL PROVISIONS

Subpart B—REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL VESSELS

Subpart C—REQUIREMENTS FOR DOCUMENTED VESSELS THAT OPERATE BEYOND THE BOUNDARY LINES OR WITH MORE THAN 16 INDIVIDUALS ON BOARD, OR FOR FISH TENDER VESSELS ENGAGED IN THE ALEUTIAN TRADE

Subpart D—REQUIREMENTS FOR VESSELS WHICH HAVE THEIR KEEL LAID OR ARE AT A SIMILAR STAGE OF CONSTRUCTION ON OR AFTER OR WHICH UNDERGO A MAJOR CONVERSION COMPLETED ON OR AFTER SEPTEMBER 15, 1991, AND THAT OPERATE WITH MORE THAN 16 INDIVIDUALS ON BOARD

Subpart E—STABILITY

Subpart F—FISH PROCESSING VESSEL