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A Pacific dilemma – How to fish the world’s biggest ocean when tuna are scarce


Different approaches towards managing a heavily depleted fish stock have emerged between two Pacific nations. In the past decade southern albacore numbers have dropped significantly making profitability very difficult, especially for Pacific-owned boats that do not receive fuel subsidies available to many foreign vessels. At the 14th annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) currently being held in Manila, Philippines….
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The Tuna Revolution: Time To Get On Board

When I was a kid, way back in the rosy-hued halcyon days of post-war middle-class America, canned tuna was a miraculous staple of every kitchen pantry. Tuna-fish sandwiches, as they were called, were a mayonnaise-drenched white-bread-encased mainstay of the lunch-box… It never occurred to anyone, really, to question where the tuna came from, or how it was caught, or what was in it. Fast forward fifty years, and all that has changed, and definitely for the better….
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Safety Alert – Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

United States Coast Guard Headquarters – Inspections and Compliance Directorate Washington, DC – November 13, 2017
Safety Alert 12-17

Don’t be inflamed about what you have to do!
Kidde has made this extinguisher recall and replacement easy for you.

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 USCG

Safety Advisory 01-17
Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation Services Be Aware of Third Party Service Providers
The 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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Azores to host world’s first one-by-one tuna fisheries conference

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An island in Portugal’s the Azores will host the world’s first pole and line focused tuna fishing conference, according to a press release from the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF).
The One-by-One Tuna Fisheries Conference will be held Oct. 16-17 on Faial Island, with IPNLF the co-host. The fisheries secretariat for the government of the Azores is the other host….
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The Value Of Global Tuna Fisheries


Tuna contributes at least USD 42 billion in end value to the global economy each year, making it the world’s most valuable fish, according to a report by Pew.
In addition to canned tuna being a much loved inexpensive staple protein in households around the world, tuna is also sold at high prices for its premium flesh used for steaks, sashimi and sushi….
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