GAO Says Coast Guard Needs to Take Several Actions to Improve Commercial Fishing Safety Efforts
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) said the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) needs to take additional actions to improve its commercial fishing vessel safety efforts in a 64-page report released last week.
The GAO dove into its review of how the Coast Guard handles vessel safety because commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous professions in the U.S., per the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Over the past 10 years, a number of safety requirements have been enacted in hopes of improving the workplace...
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