Latest Fishing News
Clipper Oil: Latest Fishing News – Mexico Issues Tuna Fishing Ban for Purse SeinersJuly 24, 2017
USCG – Fishing Vessel Safety Newsletter – District 11July 21, 2017
Australia Seeks to Extend Commercial Fishing in Protected WatersJuly 21, 2017
Australia plans to allow fishing across 80 percent of its protected maritime sanctuaries, the government said on Friday in a proposal that would vastly extend commercial activity in the world’s largest marine-reserves network. If the plan, backed by the government of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, is approved by Parliament, it would be the first time a nation has scaled back its regulations….
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AAFA in ActionJuly 20, 2017
FishNews – July 19, 2017July 20, 2017
HIGHLIGHTS: Celebrating Habitat Month
SAGARPA announces temporary tuna fishing banJuly 19, 2017
Starting next July 29 the temporary closure for tuna fishing will begin to govern in order to maintain abundance levels and promote the sustainable use of this fishery resource.
The measure, announced by the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), applies to Mexican-flagged tuna vessels of 182 and more metric tons of carrying capacity using purse seines….
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DHS Opens Up 15,000 More H-2B Visas in Response to Business PressureJuly 18, 2017
The Department of Homeland Security on Monday announced a one-time increase of 15,000 additional visas for low-wage seasonal workers for the remainder of this fiscal year, a seeming about-face from President Trump’s “Hire American” rhetoric, following heavy lobbying from fisheries, hospitality and other industries that rely on temporary foreign workers….
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Clipper Oil: Latest Fishing News – American Samoa Governor Predicts StarKist DepartureJuly 17, 2017
Important Vessel Notifications
AAFA 2017 RosterJuly 24, 2017
NOAA Fisheries announce $100 million in FFP funds are now availableJanuary 24, 2017
NOAA Fisheries announced that $100 million in FFP funds are now available for FY2017. Please see the attached brochure for details and spread the word on our excellent financing program that can be used for quota share, shore-side facilities, or vessels!
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….
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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
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
2015 USCG Vessel RequirementsMay 7, 2015