The link below is Clarification of Mandatory Safety Exams for Commercial Fishing Vessels from U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters.

Mr. Al Waterford, USCG (ret.)
Program Manager, Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Fishing and Passenger Vessel Examiner United States Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg Preventions Department
155 Columbia Dr.
Tampa, FL 33606
Tel #: (813) 228-2196, ext. #8136
Fax #: (813) 228-2399
For More Info Go To:
Commercial Fishing Vessel “Checklist Generator”
“As a maritime regulator, it is imperative we engage and keep pace with industry. The Coast Guard will facilitate commerce – we will not impede it.” – Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant