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GAO Forum on Classification Standards for Commercial Fishing Vessels

Are you considering the construction of a new commercial fishing boat? Have you built a boat since the classification standards requirement took effect? If so, the GAO wants to hear from you. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has announced a forum on the effects of vessel classification standards on the commercial fishing industry. The forum will be held February 15 in Seattle. Below is an email message from Senior Analyst, Erin Stockdale, explaining what it’s all about. Here are links to the documents she attached to the message. Public Forum on Fishing Vessel Classification Standards GAO Forum Handout To Whom It May Concern, I am writing you today to inform you about an exce

Staying "Upright & Watertight"

AMSEA’s Executive Director, Jerry Dzugan, has recently been in New Bedford, Massachusetts to teach a Stability Awareness & Damage Control for Commercial Fishermen workshop. The course was offered by Fishing Partnership Support Services. In the photo above, students practice making a temporary repair to a broken pipe with epoxy-impregnated fiberglass repair tape. This type of repair tape is commonly available, sets up quickly, and works in wet conditions, even under water. That’s a handy bit of kit to have when the bilge alarm is sounding! You can learn about this and more at our next Stability & Damage Control class, February 7, in Petersburg, Alaska. Click the link for information and to re

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