Latest Fishing News
WWF concerned over MSC credibility after ‘spate of controversial certifications’July 28, 2015
If the MSC goes ahead with certifying a tuna fishery with ‘no effective management’ then WWF will re-evaluate its position and future engagement, it warns….
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One Fish, Two Fish, But is It True Fish? (Video)July 28, 2015
One name, for one fish — from bait to plate. This month, Oceana has urged the Obama Administration to require species-specific names for all seafood sold in the United States, in addition to full chain traceability….
View Videos and Article (Live Science)
Fish 2.0 Market Report: Tuna An Investor Update on Sustainable SeafoodJuly 28, 2015
Whole Foods Market ranked top retailer for seafood sustainability by Greenpeace for third consecutive yearJuly 28, 2015
America’s Healthiest Grocery Store® earns highest score in report’s history for stringent purchasing policies, transparency and advocating for industry change….
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Clipper Oil News – July 24, 2015July 26, 2015
Exemption asked for American Samoa fishing fleetsJuly 26, 2015
Tri Marine International is seeking an emergecy exemption to federal rules so its vessels can supply its American Samoa tuna cannery….
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Walmart’s newest seafood sourcing policy uses ISSF among tuna sourcing criteriaJuly 26, 2015
Updated policy says ISSF is one of the authorities it uses to define its canned tuna sourcing decisions for Walmart US and Sam’s Club….
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Fisheries Science in ActionJuly 26, 2015
One of IPNLF’s (International Pole & Line Foundation) ongoing key priorities has been onboard fisheries science research in the Marine Stewardship Council certified Maldivian pole-and-line skipjack and yellowfin tuna fisheries….
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Important Vessel Notifications
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
2015 USCG Vessel RequirementsMay 7, 2015
2015 Harvest LogsMay 1, 2015
PMA PresentationMay 1, 2015
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
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- Clipper Oil Company: $100 Gift Certificate to Ruth Chris Steak House
- Chuck’s Seafoood: Tuna Gift Bag
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- Englund Marine: Shirts, Sweatshirts, and Hats
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- Carl & Rhonda: Handmade Sea Shell Picture Frame
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