Latest Fishing News
Clipper Oil News – April 29, 2016May 2, 2016
Tesco says it will ban John West if they don’t stop trashing the oceanMay 2, 2016
Tesco, the biggest retailer in the UK, has threatened to ban John West’s tuna if they don’t stop using destructive fishing practices!…
Read more (Greenpeace)
FishNews – April 27, 2016 – Video: Deep-Sea Corals of Maine, New MAFAC Appointment, Enforcement Officer Recruitment, Rebuilding Plans Pay Off on West Coast, and MoreApril 27, 2016
Fishing industry in murky watersApril 27, 2016
Today 85% of global fish stocks are over-exploited, depleted or fully exploited, to the extent that without urgent measures. We may be the last generation to catch food from the oceans, writes Linnéa Engström….
Read more (EurActiv)
Walmart Must Take Responsibility for Its Canned TunaApril 26, 2016
When unsuspecting Walmart customers reach for a can of Great Value or Chicken of the Sea tuna, they don’t know that a trail of destruction has brought that can from sea to shelf….
Read more (Greenpeace)
FishNews – April 20, 2016 – Status of Stocks 2015, Law Enforcement Officer Looks Back on MSA, Increasing Diversity in Marine Science, and MoreApril 26, 2016
- Status of Stocks in 2015: U.S. Fisheries Continue to Rebuild
- As MSA Turns 40, NOAA OLE Agent Looks Back
- Reminder – Webinar Friday On Collecting Information About Foreign IUU Activity
- Summer Program Increases Diversity in Marine Science
- Atlantic Migratory Species Archival Tag Measures – Open for Public Comment
Fishermen’s News Online – Wednesday, April 20, 2016April 26, 2016
How the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Blocks Environmental ActionApril 26, 2016
You would think the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) was fighting for healthy oceans. It’s really nothing more than a front for giant tuna companies that profit from killing ocean creatures, damaging ecosystems and exploiting workers….
Read more (Greenpeace)
Important Vessel Notifications
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
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
Comments on: International Affairs; High Seas Fishing Compliance Act; Permitting and Monitoring of U.S. High Seas Fishing VesselsMay 11, 2015
April 19th, 6pm-9pm
April 20th, 9am-5pm
General Meeting Day 1
April 21st, 9am-12pm
General Meeting Day 2
April 22nd, 9:00am-1:00pm
CPR / First Aide Certification (Optional)