Fish Factor: U.S. senators want Coast Guard to drop face mask requirement


Alaska’s two U.S. senators are trying to get the face mask requirement aboard fishing vessels removed.

A Coast Guard Marine Safety Information Bulletin issued March 22 recites its authority to restrict vessel access to ports and at-sea operations if the boat operator and crew fail to follow the rules of the Centers for Disease Control.

“Vessels that have not implemented the mask requirement may be issued a Captain of the Port order directing the vessel’s movement and operations; repeated failure to impose the mask mandate could result in civil and/or criminal enforcement action,”the bulletin s...

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