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Coast Guard to begin mandatory dockside examinations of commercial fishing vessels


United States Coast Guard Fishing Vessel Safety Examiner, Scott Wilwert, addressed several Petersburg vessel owners and fishermen to explain the criteria for the mandatory dockside examinations Nov. 28.

The Coast Guard is requiring all commercial fishing vessels that operate or fish more than three miles from the territorial sea baseline to complete a mandatory dockside exam as of Oct. 16. This requirement was mandated by the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010. This includes any full-time commercial fishing vessel as well as recreational vessels while operating with a commercial permit t...

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