Simplified equipment lists for small fishing vessel operations

Thursday 1 April 2021
Two simplified equipment lists are now available for certain non-survey vessels less than 12 metres long, working close to land. 
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The equipment requirements for these vessels depends on where and how far from land they operate.

Eligible vessels must also be operating under Exemption 2 (certificates of survey) or Exemption 40 (class C restricted operations).

If you operate under these conditions you don’t need to apply to use the equipment lists. Simply make sure you carry all the safety equipment now required.

The changes to safety equipment requirements for these vessels have taken shape through close collaboration and consultation with industry.

Learn more.