Latest Fishing News
Coles’ canned yellowfin tuna – is it sustainable?September 2, 2015
Coles has recently started stocking a new range of canned yellowfin tuna, a species of tuna it previously didn’t source because it said it was overfished….
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Costa Rica’s canned tuna consumption grows 34%September 2, 2015
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Tri Marine VP, director move on during trying times in tunaSeptember 2, 2015
US-based tuna conglomerate Tri Marine has lost two of its employees since long-time seafood leader Don Binotto took up the helm of its US branch, The Tuna Store….
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Pole-and-line tuna catch remains healthy, affirms IPNLFSeptember 2, 2015
Research conducted on behalf of the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) confirms that Indonesia’s pole-and-line tuna catch remains at a healthy level….
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Clipper Oil News – August 28, 2015August 31, 2015
FishChoice Sustainable Seafood Newsletter August 28, 2015August 31, 2015
Thai Union named in slavery lawsuit filed against NestleAugust 31, 2015
A group of customers who bought Nestle’s Fancy Feast brand fish-flavored cat food sued the consumer goods conglomerate Thursday alleging the company knew that its supplier Thai Union Frozen Products used slave labor in its supply chain, the plaintiffs’ attorneys announced….
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Ecuador’s Tuna Fish Industry UpdateAugust 27, 2015
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Important Vessel Notifications
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….
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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
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