The Coast Guard has released guidance regarding its current position on commercial vessel compliance activities during the COVID-19 response.
Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Research Cooperative Agreement and Training Project Grant award recipients named
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the U.S. Coast Guard are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Research Cooperative Agreement and Training Project Grant Program. This year’s program made nine awards totaling $5.25 million to support critical research and training projects to improve the occupational safety of workers in the high-risk commercial fishing industry.
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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The Coast Guard published a safety bulletin providing clarification about the five-year mandatory dockside safety exam that applies to many commercial fishing vessels.
The National Marine Fisheries Service is issuing regulations under the Tuna Conventions Act to implement Resolution C-14-02 of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission by establishing requirements for any U.S. commercial fishing vessel that is 24 meters (78.74 feet) or more in overall length engaging in fishing activities for either tuna or tuna-like species in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
The Coast Guard published a letter to commercial fishing vessel owners and operators reminding them of the mandatory dockside safety exam starting October 15, 2015.
8/24/2015: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – Commercial fishing industry vessel safety regulations
The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of a revision to a currently approved collection for commercial fishing industry vessel safety regulations.