Maine Sea Grant College Program
According to maritime law, once tourists step on your fishing boat or visit your aquaculture site, they become passengers for hire, you are responsible for their welfare, and issues of liability and insurance become extremely important. This fact sheet outlines "duty of reasonable care," maritime liability, jurisdiction, liability, and insurance as they apply to fisheries tourism businesses.
Maine Sea Grant and Lobster Institute, "Fisheries & Tourism Fact Sheet Series: Maritime Law, Liability, and Insurance" (2013). Maine Sea Grant Publications. 92.
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