Coast Guard Alternate Safety Compliance Program- New regs likely will add to cost of fishing

uscg-logoBoat owners should be bracing for a new round of regulations for older boats more than 50 feet in length. The Alternate Safety Compliance Program, part of the U.S. Coast Guard Reauthorization Act of 2010, is due to take effect in 2020, which seemed far into the future when it was first proposed, but is now only a bit more than four years away. However, the rules have to be written by 2017 in order to give boat owners time to come into compliance. Boats built before July 15, 1995, an estimated 90 percent of the fleet, will have to be in compliance by 2020, but the problem is that the regulations have not even been written yet. Read the article here 08:13

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