Latest Fishing News
Better tuna managementDecember 1, 2015
UK retailers and well-known tuna brands are urging fishing nations to strengthen the management of the world’s largest tuna fishery when the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meets next month in Indonesia….
Read more (World Fishing & Aquaculture)
Retailers and tuna brands request better management for largest tuna fisheryNovember 30, 2015
Leading UK’s supermarket chains and tuna product manufacturers press for the introduction of a more sustainable blueprint for tuna fisheries in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, valued at USD 7,000 million, ahead of this year’s annual management meeting of the fisheries management entity in the region….
Read more (Fish & Information Services)
Fishermen’s News Online – Wednesday, November 25, 2015November 30, 2015
WWF sees demand for more oversight of Pacific fisheriesNovember 30, 2015
The WWF says management of Pacific fisheries will increasingly demand improved oversight of fishing and greater transparency in the supply chain….
Read more (Radio New Zealand)
Fisheries boss warns doing nothing to save Pacific tuna is ‘not an option’November 30, 2015
The new head of the organisation charged with protecting the world’s largest tuna fishery is warning that ‘doing nothing’ to stop overexploitation is not an option….
Read more (ABC.net AU)
Clipper Oil News – November 18, 2015November 19, 2015
Fishermen’s News Online – Wednesday, November 18, 2015November 19, 2015
Rise in tuna exports makes up for drop in pricesNovember 19, 2015
Despite a drop in the price of canned tuna, total receipts for the first eight months of the year went up due to an increase in the export volume, according to PhilExport in Central Mindanao….
Read more (Inter Aksyon)
Important Vessel Notifications
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
Comments on: International Affairs; High Seas Fishing Compliance Act; Permitting and Monitoring of U.S. High Seas Fishing VesselsMay 11, 2015
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