US Fishing Vessels - Classification Rules

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US Fishing Vessel Rules
With reference to 46 U.S. Code, Section 4503, all new US fishing vessels over 50 feet in length are to be classed. DNV GL has developed classification rules which meet this requirement

We welcome you to download a copy of the latest rules, see below. Also, the rules are developed in cooperation with regulators as well as fishing industry stakeholders, and we welcome your comments, suggestions and questions.

Covering new fishing vessels between 50 and 148 feet in length, these tentative rules are meant to give the US fishing industry a practical and cost effective framework, both to meet these requirements but more importantly, to further improve the standard and safety within the industry.