Latest Fishing News
FishNews – June 14, 2017 – New Chief Science Advisor, West Coast Drift Gillnet Fishery, Puerto Rico Coral Restoration, and MoreJune 21, 2017
Chris Oliver to head NOAA FisheriesJune 21, 2017
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, with concurrence from the White House, has selected Chris Oliver as Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries. Oliver assumes his new position this week.
As Assistant Administrator, Oliver will oversee the federal agency responsible for recreational and commercial fisheries that contribute more than $200 billion to the nation’s economy and support nearly two million jobs.
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Clipper Oil: Latest Fishing News – June 16th: 9 of the World’s Biggest Fishing Firms Pledge to Protect OceansJune 19, 2017
FishNews – June 14, 2017 – New Chief Science Advisor, West Coast Drift Gillnet Fishery, Puerto Rico Coral Restoration, and MoreJune 15, 2017
5 Reasons Why Concerns About Mercury in Fish Are MisguidedJune 14, 2017
In 2004 the EPA and FDA published new guidelines suggesting that pregnant women (and those who might become pregnant) limit their consumption of fish to 12 ounces (340 g) per week due to concerns about mercury exposure.
These guidelines, which were only intended for pregnant women for the sake of their developing children, have quickly become an accepted fact among the mainstream media….
Read more (chriskresser.com)
Clipper Oil: Latest Fishing News – June 12th: Bangkok Tuna Price Hits Record Level for 2017June 12, 2017
Fishermen’s News Online – Wednesday, June 7, 2017June 8, 2017
Pacific Small Island States trailblazing fishery management for sustainable oceansJune 8, 2017
Two things came to my mind as I made the long flight from Bangkok to Canberra to participate in the Project Steering Committee meeting of the Pacific Oceanic Fisheries Management Project. First, how future livelihoods and sustainability of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) will be affected by global actions, and second, how the ongoing Ocean Conference presents an opportunity for….
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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….
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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