Latest Fishing News
Clipper Oil: Latest Fishing News – How Big Is the Sustainable Certified Tuna Market?February 12, 2018
A new push to deregulate America’s oceans and backcountryFebruary 12, 2018
In Talbot County, Md., waterman Jeff Harrison can trace his family lineage to wind-hardened pioneers combing the Chesapeake Bay since the 19th century for oysters, crabs, and rockfish. Yet even as one of America’s great estuaries slowly returns to health after decades of pollution and overfishing, Mr. Harrison’s generational claim to the water and its wealth is being revoked by federal and state decree in the name of conservation science.
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Clipper Oil: Latest Fishing News – New Legislation Would Help Cannery Workers in American SamoaFebruary 5, 2018
FishNews – January 31, 2018February 2, 2018
Fiji longline fishery gains MSC for yellowfin, albacore tunaJanuary 26, 2018
The Fiji albacore and yellowfin tuna longline fishery has been re-certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fishery standard.
“The Fiji fishing industry is delighted that our surface line fishery has received re-certification under the MSC. We were the first surface tuna longline industry in the world to be accredited and the reassessment is a matter of pride for Fiji,” said Anare Raiwalui, executive officer of the Fiji Fishing Industry Association.
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FishNews – January 24, 2018January 24, 2018
Fishermen’s News Online – Wednesday, January 24, 2018January 24, 2018
Oceanic Fisheries Programme completes Tuna Tagging voyageJanuary 23, 2018
Staff from the Oceanic Fisheries Programme completed a significant tuna-tagging voyage in late 2017, releasing nearly 28,000 tags in the waters of PNG and Solomon Islands. The Oceanic Fisheries Programme embarked on the 50 day voyage in September 2017, hoping to tag 20,000 tuna. The crew were able to blow that figure out of the water with a total of 27,780 releases including over 20,000 tags in Solomon Islands waters.
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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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