Latest Fishing News
Greenpeace Responds to Subway’s Move Toward More Sustainable TunaDecember 5, 2016
Washington, DC – This week, restaurant chain Subway became a member of the International Pole & Line Foundation. Subway has a presence in over 100 countries globally and is one of the largest buyers of tuna.
In response to the news, Greenpeace Oceans Campaigner David Pinsky said: “Subway should be applauded for joining the International Pole & Line Foundation and moving….
Read more (greenpeace.org)
Clipper Oil: Latest Fishing News – December 2, 2016December 5, 2016
Fishermen’s News Online – Wednesday, November 30, 2016November 30, 2016
IPNLF Newsletter | MAJOR MEMBERS, PROJECTS & POLICY UPDATESNovember 30, 2016
FishNews – November 30, 2016 – Sea Turtle Superheroes, 2016 ICCAT Meeting Recap, Atlantic Shark Research Fishery, and MoreNovember 30, 2016
Subway joins International Pole and Line FoundationNovember 30, 2016
US sandwich chain Subway has joined the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), pledging to procure tuna for its sandwiches only from sustainable stocks, the group said.
The IPNLF, whose 40 members belong to the tuna supply chain, supports pole-and-line and handline caught tuna fisheries around the world. Subway’s addition to the group brings the perspective of a major multinational chain, Martin Purves, the IPNLF’s managing director said.
Read more (undercurrentnews.com)
Fishermen’s News Online – Wednesday, November 23, 2016November 25, 2016
Clipper Oil: Latest Fishing News – November 18thNovember 21, 2016
Important Vessel Notifications
Canadian Access Compliance GuideJuly 26, 2016
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
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