- Foreign Vessels

9/15/2016: Requirements for vessels with registry endorsements or foreign-flagged vessels that perform certain aquaculture support operations

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The Coast Guard promulgated a final rule amending 46 CFR subchapter I — Cargo and Miscellaneous Vessels, by adding a new part 106 that establishes the requirement for an owner or operator of a vessel that is issued an Aquaculture Support Operations Waiver by the Maritime Administration, for the purpose of conducting certain aquaculture support operations, to notify the Coast Guard that such a waiver has been issued. This new part also establishes operational and geographic requirements for a vessel that is issued such a waiver.

The final rule becomes effective Oct. 17, 2016.

For additional details, please view the entire Federal Register notice.

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