Latest Fishing News
Chinese fishing firm fined for tuna fishing illegallyJune 23, 2017
Chinese authorities have deregistered and fined a Chinese commercial fishing company approximately NZD 825,000 (USD 596,000) for misreporting bluefin tuna catches and fishing without a licence adjacent to the New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
The offenses the firm committed with the vessels Da Yang 15 and Da Yang 16 were detected during Operation Zodiac….
Read more (fis.com)
The Surprising Benefit of Eating FishJune 22, 2017
Ordering off the seafood menu may help ease the aches and pains of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a new study in Arthritis Care & Research. People with RA who ate fish at least twice a week reported less joint swelling and tenderness than those who rarely or never did—and the findings suggest that the more fish they ate, the less active their disease.
Read more (time.com)
FishNews – June 14, 2017 – New Chief Science Advisor, West Coast Drift Gillnet Fishery, Puerto Rico Coral Restoration, and MoreJune 21, 2017
Chris Oliver to head NOAA FisheriesJune 21, 2017
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, with concurrence from the White House, has selected Chris Oliver as Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries. Oliver assumes his new position this week.
As Assistant Administrator, Oliver will oversee the federal agency responsible for recreational and commercial fisheries that contribute more than $200 billion to the nation’s economy and support nearly two million jobs.
Read more (noaa.gov)
Clipper Oil: Latest Fishing News – June 16th: 9 of the World’s Biggest Fishing Firms Pledge to Protect OceansJune 19, 2017
FishNews – June 14, 2017 – New Chief Science Advisor, West Coast Drift Gillnet Fishery, Puerto Rico Coral Restoration, and MoreJune 15, 2017
5 Reasons Why Concerns About Mercury in Fish Are MisguidedJune 14, 2017
In 2004 the EPA and FDA published new guidelines suggesting that pregnant women (and those who might become pregnant) limit their consumption of fish to 12 ounces (340 g) per week due to concerns about mercury exposure.
These guidelines, which were only intended for pregnant women for the sake of their developing children, have quickly become an accepted fact among the mainstream media….
Read more (chriskresser.com)
Clipper Oil: Latest Fishing News – June 12th: Bangkok Tuna Price Hits Record Level for 2017June 12, 2017
Important Vessel Notifications
AAFA 14th Annual General MeetingJanuary 24, 2017
May 1st – 2nd, 2017
Holiday Inn Bayside San Diego
April 30th 6:00pm – 9:00pm Welcome Reception
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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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
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