Columbia River Fishing Vessel Investigated for AIS Violation

The U.S. Coast Guard is pursuing a civil penalty against a commercial fishing vessel for violating Automated Identification System (AIS) regulations near the mouth of the Columbia River. Coast Guard…

The U.S. Coast Guard is pursuing a civil penalty against a commercial fishing vessel for violating Automated Identification System (AIS) regulations near the mouth of the Columbia River. Coast Guard...

Russia Rules Out Talks With Japan On Fishing Near Disputed Islands

Jan 29 (Reuters) – Russia said on Sunday it will not hold annual talks with Japan aon renewing a pact that allows Japanese fishermen to operate near disputed islands, saying Japan has…

Jan 29 (Reuters) – Russia said on Sunday it will not hold annual talks with Japan aon renewing a pact that allows Japanese fishermen to operate near disputed islands, saying Japan has...

Snow Crab Trawlers Test Norway’s Control of Resources Off Svalbard

By Stephen Treloar (Bloomberg) — Norway’s supreme court is hearing a case over the country’s refusal to let a Latvian company catch snow crabs off the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, testing…

By Stephen Treloar (Bloomberg) — Norway’s supreme court is hearing a case over the country’s refusal to let a Latvian company catch snow crabs off the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, testing...

When Fishing Boats Go Dark At Sea, They’re Often Committing Crimes

Heather Welch (The Converstion)–In January 2019, the Korean-flagged fishing vessel Oyang 77 sailed south toward international waters off Argentina. The vessel had a known history of nefarious activities, including underreporting its…

Heather Welch (The Converstion)–In January 2019, the Korean-flagged fishing vessel Oyang 77 sailed south toward international waters off Argentina. The vessel had a known history of nefarious activities, including underreporting its...

Fishing Vessel Grounds on Southern California’s Santa Cruz Island

A 60-foot fishing vessel carrying roughly 1,000 gallons of diesel ran aground on Santa Cruz Island of the coast of Southern California on Thursday morning, spilling some of the fuel…

A 60-foot fishing vessel carrying roughly 1,000 gallons of diesel ran aground on Santa Cruz Island of the coast of Southern California on Thursday morning, spilling some of the fuel...

U.S. Sanctions People, Entities Over China-Based Illegal Fishing

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on people and companies, including Nasdaq-listed Pingtan Marine Enterprises, Ltd., over what Washington says are human rights abuses linked to China-based illegal…

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on people and companies, including Nasdaq-listed Pingtan Marine Enterprises, Ltd., over what Washington says are human rights abuses linked to China-based illegal...

Report: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Coast Guard’s Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Efforts

The U.S. Coast Guard hasn’t fully implemented the majority of key statutory requirements designed to improve fishing vessel safety that have been enacted over the last decade, a new report…

The U.S. Coast Guard hasn’t fully implemented the majority of key statutory requirements designed to improve fishing vessel safety that have been enacted over the last decade, a new report...

Climate Change Decimates Alaska Snow Crab Fishery

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The Alaska Department of Fish and Game said this week that it had canceled the winter snow crab season in the Bering Sea for the first…

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The Alaska Department of Fish and Game said this week that it had canceled the winter snow crab season in the Bering Sea for the first...

US Justice Department Probes Private Equity Fishery Deals

by Will Sennott (The New Bedford Light, ProPublica) The U.S. Department of Justice has begun looking at possible antitrust issues in the New England fishing industry, amid growing concern about…

by Will Sennott (The New Bedford Light, ProPublica) The U.S. Department of Justice has begun looking at possible antitrust issues in the New England fishing industry, amid growing concern about...

Norway Limits Port Access for Russian Fishing Vessels

OSLO, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Norway said on Thursday it would impose limits on Russian fishing vessels using its ports, in a further tightening of security following last week’s su…

OSLO, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Norway said on Thursday it would impose limits on Russian fishing vessels using its ports, in a further tightening of security following last week’s suspected sabotage on the Nord Stream gas pipelines in the nearby Baltic Sea. Russian trawlers will...