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….

    Read more (Undercurrent News)

  • 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 Seafood

    July 28, 2015
  • Whole Foods Market ranked top retailer for seafood sustainability by Greenpeace for third consecutive year

    July 28, 2015

    America’s Healthiest Grocery Store® earns highest score in report’s history for stringent purchasing policies, transparency and advocating for industry change….

    Read more (Whole Foods)

  • Clipper Oil News – July 24, 2015

    July 26, 2015
  • Exemption asked for American Samoa fishing fleets

    July 26, 2015

    Tri Marine International is seeking an emergecy exemption to federal rules so its vessels can supply its American Samoa tuna cannery….

    Read more (Radio New Zealand)

  • Walmart’s newest seafood sourcing policy uses ISSF among tuna sourcing criteria

    July 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….

    Read more (Undercurrent News)

  • Fisheries Science in Action

    July 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….

    Read more (Fish & Information Services)

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Important Vessel Notifications

  • Pending Legislation: Fisheries Off West Coast States; Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan; Revision to Prohibited Species Regulations

    June 24, 2015
  • Canadian Treaty – Important Information 2015 Season

    June 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, 2015

    June 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

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  • Proposed Federal Rule re Revision to Prohibited Species Regulations

    June 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

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  • Comments on: International Affairs; High Seas Fishing Compliance Act; Permitting and Monitoring of U.S. High Seas Fishing Vessels

    May 11, 2015
  • 2015 USCG Vessel Requirements

    May 7, 2015
  • 2015 Harvest Logs

    May 1, 2015
  • PMA Presentation

    May 1, 2015

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2015 General Meeting

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
  • AAFA :1 XL Sweatshirt, 2 XL Shirts
  • Masco Petroleum: 2 Gift Certificates for 50 gallons of diesel
  • Marine Group: Free Haul Out for a vessel up to 300 tons.
  • Clipper Oil Company: $100 Gift Certificate to Ruth Chris Steak House
  • Chuck’s Seafoood: Tuna Gift Bag
  • Universal: $250 NordstromVisa Gift Card / Gift Basket
  • Englund Marine: Shirts, Sweatshirts, and Hats
  • Point Loma Seafoods: 2 $50 Gift Certificates
  • Carl & Rhonda: Handmade Sea Shell Picture Frame
  • Global Star USA – SPOT Trace Unit (Value $99.95) bringing to meeting
  • Andy & Bobby Blocker – Gift Basket