Latest Fishing News
The National Ocean Policy CoalitionDecember 13, 2017
Chairman Sullivan and majority witnesses highlighted the negative impacts and risks involved with the NOP, including the mandatory and regulatory nature of it, increased bureaucracy (highlighted in part through a visual poster chart on display in the hearing room), broad scope in terms of impacted industries and geographic areas (including inland areas), increased uncertainty, new regulatory burdens and overlays (including Regional Planning Body efforts to identify special areas), and conflicts with existing statutes….
MSC Called to Parliament to Answer Questions About its PNA Tuna RecertificationDecember 11, 2017
The MSC was called to a parliamentary meeting with the UK Fisheries minister and nine Members of Parliament who are supporting the UK ‘On the Hook’ Campaign which has opened up a significant challenge to the MSC’s certification of sustainable tuna. The On the Hook Group was started by celebrity British Chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall who led the hugely popular ‘fish fight’ campaign….
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Call for Pacific to speak up on threat to fishing groundsDecember 11, 2017
Fiji’s fisheries minister Semi Koroilavesau says Pacific tuna is under threat from the world’s largest fishing nations including China, Japan and South Korea. He is critical of what he said was the inaction of the Western and Central Pacific Fishing Commission in controlling overfishing in the high seas and the low catches within regional fisheries zones….
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A Pacific dilemma – How to fish the world’s biggest ocean when tuna are scarceDecember 11, 2017
Different approaches towards managing a heavily depleted fish stock have emerged between two Pacific nations. In the past decade southern albacore numbers have dropped significantly making profitability very difficult, especially for Pacific-owned boats that do not receive fuel subsidies available to many foreign vessels. At the 14th annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) currently being held in Manila, Philippines….
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FishNews – December 6, 2017December 6, 2017
The Tuna Revolution: Time To Get On BoardDecember 1, 2017
When I was a kid, way back in the rosy-hued halcyon days of post-war middle-class America, canned tuna was a miraculous staple of every kitchen pantry. Tuna-fish sandwiches, as they were called, were a mayonnaise-drenched white-bread-encased mainstay of the lunch-box… It never occurred to anyone, really, to question where the tuna came from, or how it was caught, or what was in it. Fast forward fifty years, and all that has changed, and definitely for the better….
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US Canada Albacore TreatyNovember 29, 2017
The current occupant of the White House was swept into office as part of a nationalist wave that included the now famous slogan “Make America Great Again.” So you might think that the Trump Administration would be eager to root out and dispose of treaties that it believes are biased against Americans or American interests.
In fact, this past April, President Trump issued an edict about just such a thing….
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FishNews – November 22, 2017November 27, 2017
Important Vessel Notifications
Safety Alert – Kidde Fire Extinguisher RecallNovember 13, 2017
United States Coast Guard Headquarters – Inspections and Compliance Directorate Washington, DC – November 13, 2017
Safety Alert 12-17
Don’t be inflamed about what you have to do!
Kidde has made this extinguisher recall and replacement easy for you.
This safety alert provides information related to Kidde brand fire extinguishers. Nearly 40 Million extinguishers involving 134 different models have been recalled. These fire extinguishers were manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017….
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Safety Advisory 01-17 – Renewing Certificates of Documentation USCGSeptember 27, 2017Safety Advisory 01-17Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation Services Be Aware of Third Party Service ProvidersThe U.S. Coast Guard’s National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC), located in Falling Waters, West Virginia, is the only entity authorized to issue Certificates of Documentation (CODs), Form CG-1270, valid for a period of one year from date of issuance…
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AAFA Vessels Covered under MSC Chain of CustodyAugust 10, 2017
AAFA 2017 RosterJuly 24, 2017
AAFA in ActionJuly 20, 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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