Latest Fishing News
Japan’s Meiho tuna fishery enters MSC assessmentOctober 20, 2016
Japanese fishery Meiho has entered its pole-and-line skipjack and albacore tuna fishery for full assessment against the MSC Fisheries Standard for sustainable and well managed fisheries.
If certified, Meiho would be the third Japanese fishery – after the Kyoto flathead flounder and Hokkaido scallop fisheries, to be awarded the globally recognised MSC certification….
Read more (msc.org)
Seychelles embarks on Indian Ocean initiative to monitor and protect the region’s tuna stocksOctober 19, 2016
Seychelles is joining Mauritius and other partners to work towards the better management of the Indian Ocean’s tuna fishing industry.
An official of the Seychelles Fishing Authority told SNA that the overall aim is to achieve a globally recognized standard for sustainable fishing for the region — the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification….
Read more (seychellesnewsagency.com)
American Samoa cannery to maintain limited presenceOctober 19, 2016
American Samoa tuna canner, Tri Marine, intends to operate its Samoa Tuna Processors plant in Atu’u, opened just last year, as a logistics hub in support of its trading activity in the region.
Tri Marine announced today that it is suspending canning operations indefinitely beginning December 11th.
At present the cannery has 800 employees….
Read more (radionz.co.nz)
2016 Revisions to National Standard 1 GuidelinesOctober 13, 2016
NOAA Fisheries has filed a final rule with the Federal Register to revise the guidelines for National Standards 1, 3, and 7 (NS1) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) and the General section of those guidelines. This final rule is primarily focused on revising the National Standard 1 guidelines, which provides guidance on ending and preventing overfishing as well as achieving optimum yield….
Read more (nmfs.noaa.gov)
Fishermen’s News Online – Wednesday, October 12, 2016October 12, 2016
Clipper Oil: Latest Fishing News – October 7, 2016October 10, 2016
FishNews – October 5, 2016 – National Seafood Month, Sustainable Seafood Champions of Change, 10 Years of the National Fish Habitat Partnership, and MoreOctober 6, 2016
Fishermen’s News Online – Wednesday, October 5th 2016October 5, 2016
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….
Read more (PDF)
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