Summary: H.R.6148 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.6148. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (10/05/1992)

Fishing Safety, Conservation, and Productivity Improvement Act of 1992 - Requires: (1) a study of any market-oriented fishery management programs; (2) safety inspections of vessels of specified sizes; (3) fishing vessel stability and safety requirements and regular surveying of compliance; (4) a feasibility study on designating educational institutions as Coast Guard-approved fishing vessel safety campuses; (5) consultation with the fishing vessel insurance industry on improving safety; (6) compiling and making available to the public information received by the Coast Guard on fishing vessel casualties and incidents; (7) a study on participation by the Coast Guard in regional fishery management councils; and (8) a study on actual or apparent conflicts of interest on such councils.

Establishes in the Coast Guard the Division of Fishing Vessel Safety.

Amends the Merchant Marine Act, 1936 to modify the purposes of, and requirements for qualified withdrawals from, capital construction funds, including adding references to complying with vessel safety and seafood wholesomeness requirements. Authorizes related amendment of existing capital construction fund agreements.