At the UFA meeting we also received from the USCG an update of the upcoming regulations from the Coast Guard Act of 2010. One of the new programs besides the coast guard dockside exams if you fish outside of 3 miles is the Alternative Compliance Safety Program (ACSP). This is a program that will affect commercial fishing vessels or tenders 25 years or older in 2020 (otherwise any boat built before 1995) or completes a major conversion; 50 ft overall in length; and fishes beyond 3 NM. If you fit in this category, open up the presentation below. This program is suppose to be in place by 2017.