View Full Version : New coast guard regs for ALL commercial fishing vessels.


thefishingfreak
10-02-2012, 07:04 PM
Come to the Stellwagen Bank Charter Boat Association meeting in Marshfield this Tuesday night and hear for yourself, the new requirements for all commercial fishing vessels.

All are welcome to attend.

If you sign up for membership you get a free pair of Braid-Pro pliers anyways.

Below is a copy from the associations email:


SBCBA Members:
SBCBA shirts and hats will be available for your purchase at the October meeting and as requested, thereafter.

STELLWAGEN BANK CHARTER BOAT ASSOCIATION
MEETING NOTICE
Tuesday October 9, 2012 @ 7:00 p.m.
Stellwagen Bank Charter Boat Association. Charter boats of Stellwagen and the western Gulf of Maine. (http://www.stellwagencharterboats.com)
Meeting Location Marshfield Tavern
1 Proprietorís Drive Marshfield, MA
(Located behind Roche Brothers Super Market)
This location is 4/10th of a mile east of the Ming Dynasty and on the opposite side of Rt. 139

Guest Speaker:

USCG representative to discuss Commerical Fishing Requirements.

Captains, Mates and interested Fishermen should attend.

As a member of SBCBA you are also eligible for discounts from Sea Tow, West Marine/Port Supply, Westerbeke Fishing Gear Company, Inc., RNR Marine and Life Raft Survival Equipment, Inc. details are attached. Take advantage of these discounts now for those companies that support the SBCBA.

Stellwagen Bank Charter Boat Association
Stellwagen Bank Charter Boat Association. Charter boats of Stellwagen and the western Gulf of Maine. (http://www.stellwagencharterboats.com)

JackK
10-02-2012, 08:44 PM
I believe the new regs also extend to recreational vessels fishing commercially... Whether it be for tuna, bass, scup, tog etc.
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Piscator
10-02-2012, 08:57 PM
This is a good and fairly easy link that lets you know what you need if you have any type of commercial permit:

http://www.uscg.mil/d13/cfvs/DocksideExams/v68.swf

thefishingfreak
10-03-2012, 06:26 AM
Yes if the intent is to sell fish. then that makes you a commercial vessel.

And forget the "I'm rec fishing(until I get a giant on board) " the coast guard is not buying it. It's all about intentions and theyre pretty good at figuring out just what It is you're doing out there.
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Mr. Sandman
10-03-2012, 08:36 AM
I also hear now that all charter boats will have to be inspected. I guess they are doing away with the un-inspected vessel? (OUPV)

PRBuzz
10-03-2012, 08:42 AM
This is a good and fairly easy link that lets you know what you need if you have any type of commercial permit:

http://www.uscg.mil/d13/cfvs/DocksideExams/v68.swf

Neat ap! Just wanted to see what it would do for my boat even though I have no nor never had any intentions of comm fishing.

FISHING_FOOL
10-03-2012, 09:50 AM
All these rules are just dandy. At some point I am going to stop buying licenses and following all these F%$#*d up rules.... Good thing we have the government looking out for us... I don't know how we would manage without them :uhuh:

Piscator
10-03-2012, 10:36 AM
Neat ap! Just wanted to see what it would do for my boat even though I have no nor never had any intentions of comm fishing.

It may only be a matter of time before ALL boats are required to carry the same gear while outside certain mile areas.

Don't forget we ALL will need the FCC radio liscense next year as it will be enforced (extra $160 and good for 10 years)

Piscator
10-03-2012, 10:59 AM
Don't forget we ALL will need the FCC radio liscense next year as it will be enforced (extra $160 and good for 10 years)

Or then again, maybe not if you are just 100% rec. I read this over and I'm still confused. If you have a com liscense of any kind you need the FCC Ship Station liscense correct?

As it states as one of the terms in the link below,
"Uninspected commercial fishing industry vessels required to carry a VHF radio"

Isn't it mandatory that all comms be inspected now anyway?.........

FCC: Wireless Services: Ship Radio Stations: Licensing (http://wireless.fcc.gov/services/index.htm?job=licensing&id=ship_stations)

Rip Runner
10-03-2012, 11:46 AM
All new ways to collect revenue...total pain...!
Mike, I'll most likely see you there so I can get this all straight.

thefishingfreak
10-10-2012, 03:14 PM
This is what I gathered.






Here's all the info:
FishSafe.info | Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety (http://www.fishsafe.info/)
FishSafe.info | Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety (http://www.fishsafe.info/)
FishSafe.info | Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety (http://www.fishsafe.info/)


BEGINNING OCTOBER 16, 2012, ALL COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSELS THAT OPERATE BEYOND 3 NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE BASELINE (SHORE) WILL NEED TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE A DOCKSIDE SAFETY EXAM.

FishSafe.info | Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety (http://www.fishsafe.info/)
FishSafe.info | Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety (http://www.fishsafe.info/)
FishSafe.info | Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety (http://www.fishsafe.info/)

Basically the same regs for "commercial" fishing vessels that have always been in place, are all still in effect.
The difference now is:
1. You need an inspection, to prove your in compliance.
And
2.The boundary line has been moved to include anything outside 3 miles..


So that means, if your boat is DOCUMENTED you will need a ships station license from the FCC. (as required in the regs)
State registered boats do not need this.

Also if your boat is documented make sure it is documented for "commercial" use and not JUST "recreational" use
You want it documented as BOTH. otherwise If your out past 3 miles with your family on a documented commercial only boat, you better have survival suits for your wife and kids..

You don't need day shapes or alcohol testing kits or compass deviation charts. UNLESS you fall into that category of boats per the regs. Are you over 36 feet? are you Dragging? Scolloping? etc....

You also need to have safety drills. If you have a 100T master license you can do them yourself. Otherwise a friend who has their 100T can do them for you..

FishSafe.info | Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety (http://www.fishsafe.info/)
FishSafe.info | Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety (http://www.fishsafe.info/)
FishSafe.info | Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety (http://www.fishsafe.info/)


FishSafe.info | Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety (http://www.fishsafe.info/)
FishSafe.info | Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety (http://www.fishsafe.info/)
FishSafe.info | Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety (http://www.fishsafe.info/)

thefishingfreak
10-10-2012, 03:20 PM
AND*********

When you apply for you FCC license make sure you apply as a commercial vessel outside of 3 miles. NOT AS A CHARTER BOAT
Or the FCC will deny you
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Raider Ronnie
10-10-2012, 04:12 PM
This is what I gathered.






Here's all the info:
FishSafe.info | Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety (http://www.fishsafe.info/)
FishSafe.info | Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety (http://www.fishsafe.info/)
FishSafe.info | Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety (http://www.fishsafe.info/)


BEGINNING OCTOBER 16, 2012, ALL COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSELS THAT OPERATE BEYOND 3 NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE BASELINE (SHORE) WILL NEED TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE A DOCKSIDE SAFETY EXAM.

FishSafe.info | Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety (http://www.fishsafe.info/)
FishSafe.info | Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety (http://www.fishsafe.info/)
FishSafe.info | Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety (http://www.fishsafe.info/)

Basically the same regs for "commercial" fishing vessels that have always been in place, are all still in effect.
The difference now is:
1. You need an inspection, to prove your in compliance.
And
2.The boundary line has been moved to include anything outside 3 miles..


So that means, if your boat is DOCUMENTED you will need a ships station license from the FCC. (as required in the regs)
State registered boats do not need this.

Also if your boat is documented make sure it is documented for "commercial" use and not JUST "recreational" use
You want it documented as BOTH. otherwise If your out past 3 miles with your family on a documented commercial only boat, you better have survival suits for your wife and kids..

You don't need day shapes or alcohol testing kits or compass deviation charts. UNLESS you fall into that category of boats per the regs. Are you over 36 feet? are you Dragging? Scolloping? etc....

You also need to have safety drills. If you have a 100T master license you can do them yourself. Otherwise a friend who has their 100T can do them for you..

FishSafe.info | Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety (http://www.fishsafe.info/)
FishSafe.info | Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety (http://www.fishsafe.info/)
FishSafe.info | Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety (http://www.fishsafe.info/)


FishSafe.info | Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety (http://www.fishsafe.info/)
FishSafe.info | Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety (http://www.fishsafe.info/)
FishSafe.info | Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety (http://www.fishsafe.info/)






"You also need to have safety drills. If you have a 100T master license you can do them yourself. Otherwise a friend who has their 100T can do them for you.."





For those of the in need of someone to conduct your safety drills I'm for hire ;)