Latest Fishing News
FishNews – September 21, 2016 – Fighting IUU Fishing in Indonesia, New Marine National Monument in the Atlantic, Sustainable Aquaculture in Washington State, and MoreSeptember 22, 2016
Marine review could leave fishers high and drySeptember 22, 2016
The owners of a Sunshine Coast seafood company that holds a gold standard certificate in sustainability say they could be driven out of business if the government accepts findings of a marine park review.
A year after celebrating obtaining Marine Stewardship Council certification, Mooloolaba fishers Pavo and Heidi Walker of Walker Seafoods Australia are urging Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg to reject the Commonwealth Marine Reserves Review findings….
Read more (The Australian)
Fishermen’s News Online – Wednesday, September 21, 2016September 21, 2016
Clipper Oil: Latest Fishing News – September 16, 2016September 19, 2016
How Digital Tracking of Rogue Fishing Can Safeguard Vast Ocean ReservesSeptember 16, 2016
The capacity to use digital tools to rein in illegal fishing in distant oceans got an enormous boost this morning, just ahead of the big international Our Ocean conference in Washington hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry.
Three partners meshing data-mining and conservation skills — Oceana, Skytruth and Google — launched a new public web platform, Global Fishing Watch….
Read more (NYtimes.com)
Huffman pushes for California Coastal National Monument planSeptember 15, 2016
North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman will join Sen. Barbara Boxer and Reps. Anna Eshoo and Lois Capps at a meeting on Friday in Cambria with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to discuss the proposed expansion of the California Coastal National Monument — an expansion which includes Lighthouse Ranch in Loleta, 13 acres of the Trinidad Head, and the Lost Coast Headlands….
Read more (Times-standard.com)
Port of Hueneme Opposes CA Monument in Letters to Boxer, Feinstein, and BrownleySeptember 15, 2016
September 14, 2016 – In letters sent yesterday to Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), as well as Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA-26), leaders of the Oxnard Harbor District expressed their opposition to the proposal to declare a new California marine monument under the Antiquities Act….
Read more (Saving Seafood Inc)
Obama designates the first-ever marine monument off the East Coast, in New EnglandSeptember 15, 2016
President Obama declared the first fully protected area in the U.S. Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, designating 4,913 square miles off the New England coastline as a new marine national monument. Obama’s previous marine conservation declarations have focused on some of the most remote waters under U.S. jurisdiction, including last month’s expansion of a massive protected…http://americanalbacore.com/obama-designates-the-first-ever-marine-monument-off-the-east-coast-in-new-england
Important Vessel Notifications
Canadian Access Compliance GuideJuly 26, 2016
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