Latest Fishing News
Spanish fleet not allowed to capture more albacore, after exhausting quotaOctober 12, 2017
From this Friday the Spanish fleet will not be able to fish more albacore (Thunnus alalunga) in the Atlantic Ocean due to exhaustion of its fishing quota.
The General Direction of Fisheries Management estimated that by October 13 the fleet will have exhausted 100 per cent of the estimated albacore quota for the set of Spanish ships: 14,196,452 kilos….
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Aramark Reports Progress on Sustainable Seafood Sourcing GoalsOctober 12, 2017
PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As a responsible participant in the world’s seafood supply chain, Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global provider of dining solutions to businesses, schools, universities, hospitals and stadiums, is making significant progress toward its 2018 commitment to purchase 100% of its U.S. contracted seafood from sources that meet Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program recommendations….
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FishNews – October 11, 2017October 11, 2017
Fishermen’s News Online – Wednesday, October 11, 2017October 11, 2017
Spanish tuna firms protest as gov’t orders ‘unfair’ closure of Indian Ocean yellowfin fisheryOctober 9, 2017
VIGO, Spain — The Spanish national association of tuna freezer vessels, Anabac, “shows its total indignation” for the country’s tuna management in the Indian Ocean, it stated in capital letters in a note following the general secretary of fisheries’ decision to close the yellowfin fishery for the country’s fleet. Anabac urged the government to amend its decision….
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FishNews – October 4, 2017October 5, 2017
NOAA Celebrates National Seafood Month
Seafood Import Monitoring Program – Pilot Testing for Data Transmission
International Team Investigates Impacts of Harmful Algal Blooms on Aquaculture
MRIP Response to National Academies Recommendations and 5-Year Strategic Plan
2017 NOAA Fisheries–Sea Grant Fellows
North Korean workers prep seafood in China that goes to US stores, restaurantsOctober 5, 2017
Americans buying salmon for dinner at Walmart or Aldi may be inadvertently subsidizing Pyongyang as it builds nuclear weapons program. The workers wake up each morning on metal bunk beds in fluorescent-lit Chinese dormitories, North Koreans outsourced by their government to process seafood that ends up in American stores and homes. Privacy is forbidden. They cannot leave their compounds without permission…. Read more (scmp.com)
Fishermen’s News Online – Wednesday, October 4, 2017October 4, 2017
Important Vessel Notifications
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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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