Regulations and Compliance

Many federal and state government regulations affect the marine industry. Trade Only follows developments as companies strive to operate in compliance with the rules.

NMMA supports end to request for catch-share pilot program

The National Marine Manufacturers Association said today that NOAA announced at a South Atlantic Fishery Management Council meeting that an exempted fishing permit that would have allowed a catch-share pilot program for six popular sportfish species was withdrawn.

Firm issues analysis of Trump manufacturing proposals

President Trump’s pro-business stance is encouraging to manufacturers who believe it will lower taxes and ease regulatory burdens, but his desire to dissolve some trade agreements and his talk of a 45 percent tariff on goods from China and a 35 percent tariff on Mexican imports make the manufacturing sector worried.

House bill adds outdoor recreation to GDP index

In one of its first acts upon returning to Washington, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the Outdoor REC Act, a bill that moves to count the outdoor recreation economy as part of the U.S. gross domestic product.

The carbon monoxide poisoning death of a 7-year-old girl last October led to the passage of a law that will require CO detectors on some boats in Minnesota.

Minnesota mandates CO detection

At the funeral last October for 7-year-old Sophia Baechler, who died of carbon monoxide poisoning aboard the family’s boat, the girl’s parents asked Minnesota state Sen. Melisa Franzen to do something to prevent similar tragedies in the future.

Webinars set on new California emission regulations

Starting in model-year 2018, boatbuilders with installed gasoline fuel tanks that sell or offer to sell their boats in California will need to meet stringent new evaporative emission regulations, the National Marine Manufacturers Association said today.

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