Latest Fishing News
Suits claim tuna firms set prices highFebruary 7, 2016
Canned tuna has long been a pantry staple for the budget-conscious to get an affordable protein, Omega-3s and even a way to stay meat-free during Lent….
Read more (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
Sustainability, Label-Reading Keys To Avoiding Toxic FishFebruary 7, 2016
In fact, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the most common source of seafood poisoning comes from imported fish from Asia….
Read more (CBS Los Angeles)
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act; Seafood Import Monitoring ProgramFebruary 7, 2016
Pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), this proposed rule would establish filing and recordkeeping procedures relating to the importation of certain fish and fish products, in order to implement the MSA’s prohibition on the import and trade, in interstate or foreign commerce, of fish taken, possessed, transported or sold in violation of any foreign law or regulation….
Read more (Federal Register)
Fishermen’s News Online – Wednesday, February 3, 2016February 7, 2016
Clipper Oil News – January 29, 2016January 31, 2016
Fishermen’s News Online – Wednesday, January 27, 2016January 28, 2016
US announces withdrawal from crucial fisheries treaty with Pacific nationsJanuary 28, 2016
The United States has given Pacific Island nations notice that it plans to withdraw from the South Pacific Tuna Treaty, one of its most important aid, trade and geopolitical arrangements with the region….
Read more (ABC News AU)
All pregnant women should eat fish: Good balance of fatty acids ‘is vital for normal brain development in unborn babies’January 18, 2016
Read more (Daily Mail)
- Fish can help with an unborn baby’s brain development, scientists found
- That’s because fish are rich in omega-3, which improves brain growth
- Experts say pregnant women should eat fish to benefit their babies
Important Vessel Notifications
Clarification of Mandatory Safety Exams for Commercial Fishing VesselsOctober 27, 2015
This bulletin provides clarification about the five-year mandatory dockside safety exam that applies to many commercial fishing vessels (CFVs).
Marine safety alert: When fatigue catches upSeptember 2, 2015
This safely alert addresses a recent increase in the number of groundings on Alaskan shorelines involving uninspected commercial fishing vessels….
Read more (PDF)
National Transportation Safety Board Marine Accident BriefAugust 20, 2015
Good morning, I hope this email finds you safe and successful in whichever fishery you participate in. In addition to the below link identifying the importance of maintaining a proper lookout at all times, I want to remind everyone of the scheduled Safety Decal requirement on October 15, 2015. You can call or reply this…http://americanalbacore.com/national-transportation-safety-board-marine-accident-brief
Pending Legislation: Fisheries Off West Coast States; Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan; Revision to Prohibited Species RegulationsJune 24, 2015
Canadian Treaty – Important Information 2015 SeasonJune 13, 2015
The treaty between the governments of Canada and the United States on Pacific Albacore Tuna Vessels and Port Privileges was signed in 1981….
View treaty information (NOAA Fisheries)
EMTU/communication services are no longer approved for compliance with VMS requirements in United States federal fisheries, after September 30, 2015June 5, 2015
Today’s Federal Register includes an revision to the list of approved EMTUs – which may become important should NMFS move forward with requiring EMTUs on high seas permitted vessels. See – http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-06-05/pdf/2015-13675.pdf. In short, the following EMTU/communication services are no longer approved for compliance with VMS requirements in United States federal fisheries, after September 30,…http://americanalbacore.com/emtucommunication-services-are-no-longer-approved-for-compliance-with-vms-requirements-in-united-states-federal-fisheries-after-september-30-2015
Proposed Federal Rule re Revision to Prohibited Species RegulationsJune 5, 2015
This proposed rule was published in today’s federal register which will allow HMS permitted fishermen (incl Albacore fishermen) to retain Salmon and Pacific halibut, if all of the necessary regulations for those respective fisheries are followed (ie – permits, season is open, using proper gear and not in a closed area or in an area…http://americanalbacore.com/proposed-federal-rule-re-revision-to-prohibited-species-regulations
Comments on: International Affairs; High Seas Fishing Compliance Act; Permitting and Monitoring of U.S. High Seas Fishing VesselsMay 11, 2015
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