Coast Guard notices, regulations and related materials pertaining to the Bristol Bay fishery may be downloaded here. For safety-related publications from the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association, please visit our Safety Resources page.
USCG-prepared map defines the 3 Nautical Mile line, the Boundary Lines and the Survival Craft Exemption Line for Bristol Bay
USCG exemption notice regarding EPIRBS and Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs)
This USCG circular promulgates the recommendations of the International Maritime Organization concerning periodic inspections of immersion suits by ships’ crews. Includes a checklist to be used by crews in inspecting their immersion suits, as well as guidelines for periodic testing of suit seams and closures.
This USCG notice exempts vessels operating in the Bristol Bay commercial fishing fleets between June 1st and August 31st of each year, from certain requirements having to do with survival craft. NOTE: A copy of this exemption letter must be carried on the vessel at all times and made available to Coast Guard boarding officers and dockside examiners.
This USCG exemption letter addresses certain requirements of 46 CFR 28 Subpart C. NOTE: A copy of this exemption letter must be carried on board the vessel at all times and made available to Coast Guard boarding officers and dockside examiners.
As a commercial fishing vessel operator, you are required to conduct drug and alcohol testing following a Serious Marine Incident. This pdf contains specifications of requirements, definitions, FAQs and a list of approved testing devices.
Issued by the Coast Guard in June, 2007, this one-page document summarizes regulatory requirements for Bristol Bay permit-holders.