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Clipper Oil: Latest Fishing News – Papua New Guinea Ends Discounted Fishing Fees, Shaking up Tuna IndustryJanuary 15, 2018
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Papua New Guinea Ends Discounted Fishing Fees, Shaking up Tuna Industry
Peruvian Industry Association Opposes Changes to Foreign Tuna Landings Obligation
Ecuador and Nicaragua Strengthen Commercial Ties
Tuna Tracking Technology Trialled in Fiji
Tuna Goes for $323,000 at Tokyo Fish Market’s Final New Year Auction
Papua New Guinea ends discounted fishing fees, shaking up tuna industryJanuary 11, 2018
Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill announced in December that 2018 would bring changes to the country’s seafood industry, starting with the cancellation of a fishing subsidy and its replacement with a rebate for local seafood processors. Papua New Guinea had previously discounted the price of fishing days bought through the country’s vessel day scheme….
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Fishermen’s News Online – Wednesday, January 10, 2018January 10, 2018
FishNews – January 10, 2018January 10, 2018
Costa Rica to tackle pelagic fishery sustainabilityJanuary 4, 2018
The formation of a new fishery improvement project (FIP), focusing on tuna, swordfish, and mahi fishing in Costa Rica, has been announced today. In Costa Rica, tuna and related species represent more than 60 percent of the catches within a fishing sector that in 2012 provided around 7200 jobs nationally, with 23 percent in harvesting, 72 percent in processing, and 6 percent in distribution of seafood products….
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Heart and Brain Health: Eating Fish Weekly Is Good for Your Body and MindJanuary 2, 2018
A study from the University of Pennsylvania found that, when eaten weekly, fish helped kids sleep better and also boosted their IQ, by about four points on average.
The National Institute of Health explains that the main source of the food’s health benefits are omega-3 fatty acids, which are plentiful in seafood. The term actually refers to three separate acids….
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After WTO overfishing cop-out, China’s CNFC commissions seven new tuna vesselsDecember 22, 2017
In the same week the World Trade Organization (WTO) shied away from a stricter ruling on fishing subsidies, Chinese state-owned fishing giant CNFC Overseas Fisheries said it will get seven new longline tuna fishing vessels. According to a company filing posted last week at the Shanghai stock exchange….
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Japan’s pole-and-line tuna fishery enters MSC assessmentDecember 19, 2017
Ishihara Marine Products Co. Ltd. has entered its pole-and-line skipjack and albacore tuna fisheries for assessment against the MSC Fisheries Standard. This company caught 1,780 metric tonnes of skipjack and albacore tuna in 2016. This assessment will be carried out by independent assessment body ME Certification Ltd, a Control Union company. The fishery is assessed against the three core principles of the MSC Standard: stock health, impact on the marine environment and management of the fishery…
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Important Vessel Notifications
Safety Alert – Kidde Fire Extinguisher RecallNovember 13, 2017
United States Coast Guard Headquarters – Inspections and Compliance Directorate Washington, DC – November 13, 2017
Safety Alert 12-17
Don’t be inflamed about what you have to do!
Kidde has made this extinguisher recall and replacement easy for you.
This safety alert provides information related to Kidde brand fire extinguishers. Nearly 40 Million extinguishers involving 134 different models have been recalled. These fire extinguishers were manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017….
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Safety Advisory 01-17 – Renewing Certificates of Documentation USCGSeptember 27, 2017Safety Advisory 01-17Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation Services Be Aware of Third Party Service ProvidersThe U.S. Coast Guard’s National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC), located in Falling Waters, West Virginia, is the only entity authorized to issue Certificates of Documentation (CODs), Form CG-1270, valid for a period of one year from date of issuance…
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AAFA Vessels Covered under MSC Chain of CustodyAugust 10, 2017
AAFA 2017 RosterJuly 24, 2017
AAFA in ActionJuly 20, 2017
NOAA Fisheries announce $100 million in FFP funds are now availableJanuary 24, 2017
NOAA Fisheries announced that $100 million in FFP funds are now available for FY2017. Please see the attached brochure for details and spread the word on our excellent financing program that can be used for quota share, shore-side facilities, or vessels!
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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