The Coast Guard published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 11-16 to provide clarifying information on suspension of development of an Alternate Safety Compliance Program (ASCP), and instead, the development of an Enhanced Oversight Program (EOP) and Safety Guidelines for Commercial Fishing Vessels.
The Coast Guard issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that 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.
6/21/2016: Notice of withdrawal of advance notice of proposed rulemaking – Commercial fishing industry vessels
The Coast Guard announced the withdrawal of the advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding commercial fishing industry vessels, which involved possible amendments to Coast Guard regulations affecting uninspected United States commercial fishing, fish processing and fish tender vessels.
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2/19/2016: Clarification on survival craft requirements for uninspected commercial fishing industry vessels
The Coast Guard published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 04-16 to provide clarifying information on MSIB 02-16 for uninspected commercial fishing vessels.