Latest Fishing News

  • Clipper Oil: Latest Fishing News – May 21, 2016

    May 21, 2016
  • Yellowfin catches need cuts, says WWF

    May 20, 2016

    WWF is warning that Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna stocks may collapse without better regulation.
    The warning comes in advance of the annual meeting of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), the organisation responsible for the conservation and management of tuna and other marine resources in the Indian Ocean. The IOTC, which meets May 23-27 on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, has yet to set catch limits….

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  • Indonesia promotes quota-based tuna fishing

    May 20, 2016

    Kuta, Bali (ANTARA News) – The Indonesian government is promoting tuna fishing based on a quota system to preserve this main fishery export commodity, Director General of Fisheries Narmoko Prasmadji stated at the 2nd Tuna Conference here on Thursday. In addition to the quota-based fishing regulation….

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  • DVIDS – Patrolling the Tuna Belt

    May 19, 2016

    Plowing through the Pacific Ocean at 14 mph, a black-hulled Coast Guard cutter and her crew sail toward a fishing vessel bobbing on the horizon. The cutter releases a small boat from her starboard side: seven people aboard the 24-foot boat race toward the fishing vessel, carefully maneuvering the fishing gear trailing a mile behind them…

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  • Greenpeace shuts down Whiskas’ factory

    May 19, 2016

    Greenpeace New Zealand activists have shut down the the heart of cat food giant Whiskas’ Australasian operations, after Mars confirmed to the organization that it sources tuna from Thai Union, a seafood company that has been connected to slavery and destructive fishing methods….

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  • FishNews – May 18, 2016 – Important Milestone in Combatting IUU Fishing, World Fish Migration Day, Climate and Technology, Exploring Our Wetlands, and More

    May 18, 2016

    EVENTS   May 19 Last day of the peer review of NOAA Fisheries’ stock assessment of Bering Sea walleye pollock in Seattle, open to the public. May 19 Last day of the National Essential Fish Habitat Summit Public Meeting in Annapolis, Maryland. May 19 Thorny Skate Extinction Risk Workshop in Gloucester, Massachusetts, open to the public….

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  • ‘Buy NZ fish, get dead Maui’s dolphins free’ – Seafood NZ and MPI accused of cover up

    May 18, 2016

    Seafood New Zealand and the Ministry for Primary Industries are slamming a new international campaign to boycott the New Zealand fishing industry over claims it’s hiding the deaths of endangered dolphins. Conservation group NABU International told ONE News that from Monday it will post provocative doctored images…..

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  • 2015, IPNLF, Annual Report

    May 18, 2016

    We are pleased to share with you IPNLF’s latest Annual Report, summarizing their international work over the last twelve months.

    The past year IPNLF has seen notable increase in the executive team capacity, and the membership network now stands at 35.
    This growth is reflected in our in-country fisheries development projects, with emerging work in new geographies such as Eastern Africa, and deepened engagement in Maldives and Indonesia – whose one-by-one FIP is noted as having ‘exceptional progress’…..

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Important Vessel Notifications

  • Clarification of Mandatory Safety Exams for Commercial Fishing Vessels

    October 27, 2015

    This bulletin provides clarification about the five-year mandatory dockside safety exam that applies to many commercial fishing vessels (CFVs).

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  • Marine safety alert: When fatigue catches up

    September 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 Brief

    August 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…

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  • 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….

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  • 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 – In short, the following EMTU/communication services are no longer approved for compliance with VMS requirements in United States federal fisheries, after September 30,…

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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…

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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
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2016 General Meeting

April 19th, 6pm-9pm
Welcome Reception

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)