Latest Fishing News
Sainsbury’s launches FAD-free tunaJune 18, 2018
UK retailer J Sainsbury said it will be providing customers with one more choice of responsibly fished tuna, having introduced tuna cans labeled “FAD free” in addition to pole and line caught and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified. While FADs, or fish aggregating devices, enable vessels to catch quickly in high volumes, they can also attract a range of other marine life, which can lead to them being caught in the by-catch…
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Clipper Oil: Latest Fishing News – Skipjack Prices Falling in BangkokJune 15, 2018
Russia using aggressive incentives to renew its fleetJune 15, 2018
At Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium in 2017, Ilya Shestakov, chairman of Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries, laid out his country’s ambitious agenda to expand his country’s total catch and seafood production. At this year’s event, Shestakov said that plan was running into headwinds due to infrastructure – in particular, the aging of the country’s fleet…
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AAFA and WFOA North Pacific Albacore Tuna MSC Re-certificationJune 14, 2018
MRAG Americas announces that the AAFA and WFOA North Pacific Albacore fishery may be re-certified as sustainable against the MSC standard. The AAFA and WFOA North Pacific Albacore fishery is now re-certified for 5 years. MRAG Americas has produced a Public Certification Report, available on the MSC website.
View Report Here (fisheries.msc.org)
FishNews – June 13, 2018June 14, 2018
The economics of fishing the high seas | Science AdvancesJune 8, 2018
While the ecological impacts of fishing the waters beyond national jurisdiction (the “high seas”) have been widely studied, the economic rationale is more difficult to ascertain because of scarce data on the costs and revenues of the fleets that fish there. Newly compiled satellite data and machine learning now allow us to track individual fishing vessels on the high seas in near real time. These technological advances help us quantify high-seas fishing effort, costs, and benefits, and assess…
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FishNews – June 6, 2018June 7, 2018
June First – Fishermen’s News Calendar (Revised)June 2, 2018
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Important Vessel Notifications
Fishing and Port Access Requirements for U.S. North Pacific Albacore Tuna Vessels in the Canadian EEZMay 31, 2018
Guide for Complying With the Vessel Fishing Requirements of the U.S. – Canada Albacore TreatyMay 31, 2018
SeaView Fishing by Ocean Imaging – SeaView version 3.5.3! AAFA Special: $100 off with this order form (PDF form attached).February 20, 2018
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
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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