Commercial Vessel Discharge Reform Act gains support Cordova District Fishermen United supports exemptions for commercial fishing vessels

Pending federal maritime legislation to exempt commercial fishing vessels from certain requirements of the Clean Water Act, which could otherwise result in substantial fines, is gaining widespread support with commercial fisheries groups.”Onerous,” was just one of the words John Renner, vice president of Cordova District Fishermen United, used to describe the situation facing commercial fishing vessel owners and operators who could otherwise be subject to fines for activities such as deck washing. Read more here 21:51 cordovatimes