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fishing trawlerMaine Commercial Fishing Safety Council


As outlined in 12 M.R.S. §6034, the Commercial Fishing Safety Council shall "give the Commissioner information and advice concerning fishing safety issues."

Please contact Kevin Rousseau if you need information about meeting schedules, minutes, agendas, council members, etc. He can also be reached at (207) 624-6573.

Use this useful Coast Guard checklist generator to determine exactly the type of safety and equipment that is required for your particular commercial vessel:

To schedule a free, voluntary dockside commercial fishing vessel safety exam with the United States Coast Guard, contact the following individuals:

  • Southern Maine-Kevin Plowman (207) 780-3256
  • Midcoast Maine-Brian Smith (207) 664-3931
  • Downeast Maine-Gerry Moores (207) 838-4440