Latest Fishing News
FishNews – March 29, 2017 – West Coast Whale Entanglements Summary, Seafood Import Monitoring Compliance Guide, Fisheries Finance Program, and MoreMarch 29, 2017
Fishermen’s News Online – Wednesday, March 29, 2017March 29, 2017
The Council Coordination Committee Letter to the President – Marine National MonumentsMarch 27, 2017
Dear Mr. President:
The Nation’s eight Regional Fishery Management Councils (Councils) are charged under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) with managing, conserving, and utilizing fishery resources throughout the entire Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the United States. In implementing this charge, the Councils are required to take into account the effects of management actions on United States fishermen and fishing communities….
Read more (savingseafood.org)
Love Canned Tuna? More Grocers Want To Make Sure It Was Caught ResponsiblyMarch 22, 2017
For the last 20 years, Americans have been having a conversation about sustainable seafood that was largely focused on fish purchased at restaurants or fresh seafood counters. Armed with seafood guides, thoughtful customers were encouraged to pose questions about where their fish was caught and what type of gear was used — questions that are far trickier to pose in front of a wall of canned tuna in the middle of a supermarket….
Read more (npr.org)
FishNews – March 22, 2017 – Sea Scallop Research, Deeper Views of West Hawaii Reefs, and MoreMarch 22, 2017
Clipper Oil: Latest Fishing News – March 17, 2017March 20, 2017
Whole Foods Market Announces New Sourcing Policy for Sustainable, Traceable Canned TunaMarch 18, 2017
By January 2018, all canned tuna sold at Whole Foods Market (WFM) will meet rigorous sustainability and traceability requirements that aim to reduce overfishing and bycatch, and support fishing communities. The new sourcing policy includes canned tuna items sold in the grocery aisle….
Read more (finance.yahoo.com)
FishNews – March 15, 2017 – Partnerships for Sustainable Seafood, Funding Opportunity for Red Snapper Estimation, Seafood Expo 2017, and MoreMarch 15, 2017
Important Vessel Notifications
AAFA 14th Annual General MeetingJanuary 24, 2017
May 1st – 2nd, 2017
Holiday Inn Bayside San Diego
April 30th 6:00pm – 9:00pm Welcome Reception
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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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
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