Latest Fishing News
FishNews – January 18, 2017 – IUU Report to Congress, Marine Mammal Bycatch Criteria for Imports, Grant Opportunities, and MoreJanuary 19, 2017
26 Senators Introduce Bill to Reform Monument Designation Process Legislation Prevents Unilateral Executive Decisions on National MonumentsJanuary 12, 2017
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today reintroduced the Improved National Monument Designation Process Act, a bill to facilitate greater local input and require state approval before national monuments can be designated on federal lands and waters.
The bill requires, before any national monument can be declared on public land or within the exclusive economic zone, that the following be met:
Specific authorization by an Act of Congress….
Read more (murkowski.senate.gov)
FishNews – January 11, 2017 – Top Six Stories of 2016, National Academies Review of MRIP, Funding Opportunities, and MoreJanuary 12, 2017
Healthier Eating in the New YearJanuary 4, 2017
Most of us give up a bad habit or vow to eat a more healthy diet. But for majority of us, those resolutions are abandoned by the end of January.
I have found that the key to sticking to a healthy diet is to find dishes that are full of flavor. Dishes that don’t taste like health food but in reality are!
Read more (wknofm.org)
Pacific tuna tonnage forecast to double in 2017January 4, 2017
Update: 5:19PM: PARTIES to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) CEO Ludwig Kumoru says, they expect the volume of tuna from the PNA waters double to about 100,000 metric tons in 2017 based upon existing orders.
“With strong fishing industry buy-in for PNA’s MSC-certified fishery, we see the market for sustainably caught tuna continuing to grow.
Read more (fijitimes.com)
Fishermen’s News Online – Wednesday, December 21, 2016December 21, 2016
FishNews – December 21, 2016 – Climate Science Regional Action Plans, Coastal Resiliency Grants, National Bycatch Reduction Strategy, and MoreDecember 21, 2016
Final Issue in 2016: FishNews will be on hiatus the next two weeks, returning Jan 11, 2017. ~ FishNews Team: Laurel, Emily, & Fran
Fishermen’s News Online – Wednesday, December 14, 2016December 14, 2016
Important Vessel Notifications
AAFA 14th Annual General MeetingJanuary 9, 2017
May 1st – 2nd, 2017
Holiday Inn Bayside San Diego
April 30th 6:00pm – 9:00pm Welcome Reception
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