Latest Fishing News

  • Fishermen’s News Online – Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    July 27, 2016
  • Americas briefing: Greenpeace: ISSF, NFI allowed US tuna’s big three brands to ‘dodge accountability’; Japan-bound Bristol Bay sockeye H&G prices up

    July 27, 2016

    Greenpeace says that industry groups NFI and ISSF have served as vehicles for the top three US tuna brands to dodge accountability for years, citing collusion allegations.
    The price of Japan-bound frozen, dressed sockeye salmon from Bristol Bay, Alaska, has been partially determined….
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  • Is there any tuna that is OK to eat?

    July 27, 2016

    For those who want to shop responsibly, fish is the PhD. Ideally, we would rely on retailers to make the judgment. Just this week, Tesco decided to remove “a number of core John West lines” from its shelves after concluding that the company’s tuna does not meet its standards. In practice, however, the picture is bewildering. It is hard to be sure of what you are buying….
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  • International Pole & Line Foundation E-Newsletter

    July 20, 2016
  • A few mouthfuls of oily fish once a week ‘can reduce the risk of dying from bowel cancer by 70%’

    July 20, 2016

    Eating oily fish once a week may help bowel cancer patients significantly boost their chance of survival, research suggests.
    The omega­3 fatty acids in sardines, salmon and trout are thought to suppress tumor growth and curb blood supply to cancer cells.
    A major study by US experts has now found that regularly eating small amounts of these beneficial fish after a diagnosis of bowel cancer can reduce the risk of dying from the disease by up to 70 per cent.
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  • California Offshore Proposal

    July 18, 2016

    National Monuments Would Ban Commercial Fishing of SRB’s. More than 40 West Coast commercial and recreational fishing groups, working in conjunction with the National Coalition for Fishing Communities, has written to the White House, the Secretaries of Commerce and Interior, and officials in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in opposition to the proposed designation of marine monuments off the coast of California that prohibit commercial fishing….

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  • Fishermen’s News Online – Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    July 15, 2016
  • U.S. House Makes Strong Statement Against Marine Monuments

    July 15, 2016

    The U.S. House of Representatives made a strong statement against the declaration of marine monuments last night, passing an amendment offered by Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-New York) to bar funding for the designation of any National Marine Monuments by the President. The amendment to H.R. 5538, the Fiscal Year 2017 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, passed the House….

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Important Vessel Notifications

  • Canadian Access Compliance Guide

    July 26, 2016
  • 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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