Vessel Safety Requires Deft Congressional Touch
National Fisherman
August 2008
The article looks at H.R. 2830, a recent law focusing on safety at sea. It explains how the law expands on proven safety approaches and creates additional vessel-related requirements. The article summarizes related laws pertaining to vessels, including regulations on vessel replacements and safety compliance programs. The article encourages having region-specific input in the review of regulatory policies on upgrading vessels to balance safety issues with those of fisheries' management and other industry concerns.