Latest Fishing News
It took less than a minute of satellite time to catch these thieves red-handedFebruary 23, 2017
The heart of the Pacific Ocean is a vast, barely explored region outside national boundaries, teeming with undiscovered species and dramatic undersea terrain. A few organizations monitor activity here, mostly international fisheries management groups, but it’s easy for a vessel to get lost in the enormous distances. That’s exactly what many pirate fishing fleets depend on….
Read more (arstechnica.com)
FishNews – February 22, 2017 – Finding Whales, Viewing Whales, 2017 Aquaculture Initiative, and MoreFebruary 22, 2017
Clipper Oil: Latest Fishing News – February 17, 2017February 20, 2017
AMSEA Drill ConductorFebruary 17, 2017
Please register yourself or your crew-members as soon as possible for the free drill conductor course. The class size is limited so it will be on a first come first serve basis. Please ensure that individuals must complete the full day of training to receive certification.
Fisherman can register at www.amsea.org or by calling 907-747-3287
The course will be held on March 18 at USCG Sector San Diego, 2710 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego.
James Stellflug – James.B.Stellflug@uscg.mil
FishNews – February 15, 2017 – Whale Facts for Whale Week, Important Nutrient Approved for Fish Feed, New FishWatch Profile, and MoreFebruary 16, 2017
Fishermen’s News Online – Wednesday, February 15, 2017February 16, 2017
Clipper Oil: Latest Fishing News – February 10, 2017February 13, 2017
FishNews – February 8, 2017 – Oyster Farming in North Carolina, Urchin Farming in Hawaii, Global Impacts of U.S. Fishing, and MoreFebruary 10, 2017
Important Vessel Notifications
AAFA 14th Annual General MeetingJanuary 24, 2017
May 1st – 2nd, 2017
Holiday Inn Bayside San Diego
April 30th 6:00pm – 9:00pm Welcome Reception
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….
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
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