Latest Fishing News

  • Hausfeld Partner Christopher Lebsock on Criminal Price Fixing in the Tuna Industry

    September 29, 2015

    Three tuna corporations control fully 78 percent of the market….

    Read more (Corporate Crime Reporter)

  • Spain Leading Canned Seafood Production in EU

    September 29, 2015

    SPAIN – Spain leads the production of canned food in the EU, according to a new report from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)….

    Read more (The Fish Site)

  • Cook to Get Cut: 5 Wholesome Tuna Recipes You’ll Love

    September 29, 2015

    When you’re looking to get lean, exercise is only half the equation. You can do all the crunches in the world, but the foods you eat are every bit as important. As part of our Cook to Get Cut series, we’ll show you how to use some of the healthiest eats to sculpt your physique without sacrificing flavor. Getting fit never tasted so good….

    Read more (Culture Cheat Sheet)

  • Clipper Oil News – September 25, 2015

    September 29, 2015
  • Environmentalists ask court to stop Hawaii fishermen from shifting tuna catch to territories

    September 26, 2015

    Environmentalists on Friday asked a federal judge to stop the National Marine Fisheries Service from allowing Hawaii-based fishermen to attribute some of the bigeye tuna they catch to U.S. territories….

    Read more (US News)

  • The Fijian Fishing Industry

    September 26, 2015

    The fisheries industry is the third largest primary sector in Fiji. Five hundred million people in developing countries mostly depend on this industry for their livelihood whether it be direct or indirect….

    Read more (Fiji Sun)

  • No MSC Certification for Echebastar Indian Ocean Tuna Fishery

    September 26, 2015

    The Echebastar Indian Ocean tuna fishery will not be certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard….

    Read more (The Fish Site)

  • Fishermen’s News – Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    September 26, 2015
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Important Vessel Notifications

  • Marine safety alert: When fatigue catches up

    September 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 Brief

    August 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…

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  • Pending Legislation: Fisheries Off West Coast States; Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan; Revision to Prohibited Species Regulations

    June 24, 2015
  • Canadian Treaty – Important Information 2015 Season

    June 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, 2015

    June 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 – In short, the following EMTU/communication services are no longer approved for compliance with VMS requirements in United States federal fisheries, after September 30,…

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  • Proposed Federal Rule re Revision to Prohibited Species Regulations

    June 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…

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  • Comments on: International Affairs; High Seas Fishing Compliance Act; Permitting and Monitoring of U.S. High Seas Fishing Vessels

    May 11, 2015
  • 2015 USCG Vessel Requirements

    May 7, 2015
More Notifications
2015 General Meeting

Thanks to 2015 Donors:

  • Brent Bixler: Avocadoes
  • Ocean Imaging: (2) 1 month free Sea View Services
  • Westport Seafood: 5 Certificates, each redeem 100 scoops of live bait.
  • Trident Seafoods : 1 pair of sweatpants, 1 sweatshirt, 2 hats
  • Holiday Inn Bayside : 1 round of drinks for up to 4 people, 2 appetizers.
  • Jack & Natalie Webster: 2 Custom wood Gift Baskets of American Tuna, American Tuna T-shirts, and Scampis.
  • Furuno : 30 Furuno Golf Towels
  • AAFA :1 XL Sweatshirt, 2 XL Shirts
  • Masco Petroleum: 2 Gift Certificates for 50 gallons of diesel
  • Marine Group: Free Haul Out for a vessel up to 300 tons.
  • Clipper Oil Company: $100 Gift Certificate to Ruth Chris Steak House
  • Chuck’s Seafoood: Tuna Gift Bag
  • Universal: $250 NordstromVisa Gift Card / Gift Basket
  • Englund Marine: Shirts, Sweatshirts, and Hats
  • Point Loma Seafoods: 2 $50 Gift Certificates
  • Carl & Rhonda: Handmade Sea Shell Picture Frame
  • Global Star USA – SPOT Trace Unit (Value $99.95) bringing to meeting
  • Andy & Bobby Blocker – Gift Basket