NIOSH Fishing Survey Inquiry

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is working on a research project with commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico. Specifically about the commercial fishing experience and fishing equipment used on the boat. We are looking to hear from professionals and key stakeholders, who are knowledgeable about this subject. We’re reaching out […]

Trump Signs Legislation to Permanently Exempt Shrimpers

Last week the Southern Shrimp Alliance reported that both the House and Senate had finally passed legislation (S. 140) to make permanent a temporary legislative exemption for shrimp fishing vessels from an extremely onerous and unnecessary EPA Vessel Incidental Discharge Permit requirement. (Find more background on the permit here.) SSA is very happy to report […]

Compensation Available to Shrimpers for OCS Oil & Gas Related Losses

Title IV of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments (43 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) established the Fishermen’s Contingency Fund (FCF) to compensate commercial fishermen for property or economic loss caused by oil and gas activities on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) wants to be sure that all shrimp fishermen […]

Reduced Cost ($100) – MSI Commercial Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Course

Good Day,   Drill Conductors Safety Course to be held at USCG Sector St. Petersburg, Prevention Office, 155 Columbia Dr., Tampa, FL 33606 on Monday the 24th of September.  Register online at MarineSafetyFL@gmail.com  or call (813) 507-7512. The cost for the class is $100 for commercial fishermen, thanks to support from the U.S. Coast Guard […]

Cable Laying Operations

Local Notice to Mariners Florida, Atlantic Coast, St Johns River Approaches and Vicinity- Cable Laying Operations The C/S DECISIVE, (call sign V7CZ2) and the M/V POLARIS (call sign WDG8925) will be conducting cable laying, cable burial and manned diving operations from 8 July 2018 to 15 August 2018, within an area of about 250 square […]

Reduced Cost ($ FREE) – AMSEA Commercial Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Course

Good Day,   Drill Conductors Safety Course to be held at Apalachicola Community Center, 1 Bay Avenue, Apalachicola, FL 32408 on Tuesday the 12th of June.  Register online at www.amsea.org or call (907) 747-3287. The cost for the class is FREE for commercial fishermen, thanks to support from the U.S. Coast Guard and NIOSH.  This […]