Whole Foods and Sustainable Canned Tuna

To help protect our oceans, the canned tuna in our stores goes beyond the dolphin-safe label. Our sourcing policy requires all fisheries supplying canned tuna to use pole-and-line, troll or handline catch methods. That means fishermen catch tuna one fish at a time, which prevents bycatch and creates more fishing jobs. Much of conventional canned tuna is caught by vessels using purse seine nets with Fish Aggregating Devices (known as FADs)….
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NOTICE TO FISHERMEN–Now to approx July 18, ExxonMobil ROV pipeline survey (Heritage, Harmony, and Hondo to shore).

NOTICE TO FISHERMEN–Now to approx July 18, ExxonMobil ROV pipeline survey (Heritage, Harmony, and Hondo to shore).
ExxonMobil has an ROV inspection in the water now at the ExxonMobil SYU pipeline between Heritage, Harmony, and Hondo to shore.
Aqueous inadvertently did not send JOFLO the change in dates. Here is the revised notice:
June 13, 2018 Reference: Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) Pipeline Survey


Start Date: On or about July 10, 2018 to July 18, 2018
Owner: Exxon Mobil
Duration of Project: Approximately 8 days (24 hrs per day)
Location: SYU Platforms to shore.


On or about July 10, 2018 the M/V Clean Ocean; official number 1077091;
call sign WDE 7605
; will be conducting underwater pipeline inspection work
with an ROV. The operations will include Live Boat ROV pipeline
inspections. The Clean Ocean operations will be conducted on a 24 hour per
day basis.


The Clean Ocean will be monitoring channel 16 and Bridge phone (805) 218-
3023 and SAT (254) 377-0446
. The Clean Oceans general description is the
following: 155’ LOA; black hull with white superstructure; typical Supply boat
configuration with deck-mounted crane.


We appreciate your assistance in this regard and should you have any
questions please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned @
(805) 676-4330 or 805-205-3156.
Aqueos Corporation
Jason Smith
Project Manager

ISSF: World tuna purse seiner fleet expanding

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The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) — a coalition of scientists, the tuna industry and World Wildlife Fund for Nature — says there has been a 3% increase in the number of purse seine vessels worldwide since 2017. ISSF has issued a ‘snapshot’ of the world’s tuna purse seine fleet, which shows there were at least 1,871 purse seiners fishing for tuna worldwide as of June 2018, up from 1,815 in 2017….
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