JUNEAU — The U.S. Coast Guard terminated the voyages of five commercial fishing vessels for safety violations this weekend, sending five vessels back to Petersburg.
Coast Guard Station Ketchikan boarding teams boarded the commercial fishing vessels and found "a variety of safety violations."
All five vessel crews were required to correct the deficiencies and have a qualified Coast Guard examiner clear the offenses before they can leave port and return to fishing.
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National Fisherman Live: 9/9/14
In this episode:
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Calif. bill attacking seafood mislabeling approved
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NOAA closes cod, yellowtail fishing areas
Pacific panel halves young bluefin harvest
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