February 23, 2018
Latest Fishing Headlines
Record Sales Posted by Thai Union for Eighth Year in a Row Despite High Tuna Prices
PNG Confident in Spinoff Opportunities
Fiji to Host Big Tuna Management Forum
Slow Start to Tuna Fishery for Ecuador
Breaking news in the fishing industry.
The global fishing fleet is so big it can be seen from space. Really. Fishing activity now covers at least 55 percent of the world’s oceans — four times the land area covered by agriculture — and can now be monitored, in near real time, to the level of individual vessels. In fact, 70,000 vessels of the global fishing fleet traveled 460 million kilometers in 2016, equivalent to traveling to the moon and back 600 times….
Read more (eurekalert.org)
Tuna catches in the eastern Pacific this year are about half of the level seen at this point in 2017, multiple sources at Ecuadorean tuna fishing firms told Undercurrent News. “2018 might be a difficult year [if catches remain so low],” said Olmedo Zambrano, general manager at Eurofish, an Ecuadorean group that owns 13 tuna vessels. Catches have been scarcer in “the south”, or Peruvian waters….
Read more (undercurrentnews.com)
Commerce Trusted Trader Program Webinars
“Informed Compliance” for Seafood Import Monitoring Program Ends April 7
Atlantic MRIP Regional Implementation Plan
Pollution report: Restoring Our Coasts after Industrial Pollution
A new commercial agreement between Ecuador and the US would boost Ecuadorean tuna exports to North America, Bruno Leone Pignataro, president of Ecuador’s national fishery chamber, told Undercurrent News.
After a 10-year absence, a mission from the US Trade Office visited Ecuador last month, El Comercio reported. Ecuador’s main objective is to present a formal proposal to the US to negotiate a commercial agreement…
Read more (undercurrentnews.com)
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Fisheries Coalition Urges Flexibility in Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization
Harmful Algae Network Works to Assure Safe Shellfish Harvest
OA Researchers Test the Waters Between Bellingham and Skagway
ASMI Partners to Promote Pollock, Sockeye Salmon
What we’ve found is that the stronger the convergence, the more likely it is to attract certain things, beginning with the aggregation of phytoplankton, which in turn attracts larger organisms like tuna – and, ultimately, tuna fishermen….
Read more (frontiersin.org)
Savvy Northwest anglers have long known that when patches of warm Pacific Ocean water drift closer to shore each summer, it’s time to chase after the feisty and tasty albacore tuna. Now a new study confirms that tuna are more likely to be found in regions of the California Current System with certain oceanographic conditions – and that commercial fishermen who work those areas more frequently bring in up to three times the revenue of other tuna anglers…
Read more (kcby.com)
Prince William Sound Cod Fishery Opens with 992,080-lb GHL
Chinook PSC Limits in Gulf of Alaska Face Another Review
Apprenticeship Program Offers Salmon Trolling Experience
Fishing Disaster Relief Funds Signed into Law
February 9, 2018
Tuna Market Intelligence
How Big Is the Sustainable Certified Tuna Market Really?
Fire-Stricken Fishing Vessel Grounds in the Samoan Islands
Reflagging & J/Vs Makes PNA’s “Own Seiner Fleet” Grow