PURSE SEINE VESSELS OWNERS' ASSOCIATION
   
   

2/13/2012 The Southeast Revitalization Association, pursuant to Title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 600.1107(e)(1) submits the following Reduction Plan to implement a fishing capacity reduction program for the Southeast Alaska Purse Seine Salmon Fishery.

CAPACITY REDUCTION PLAN FOR THE SOUTHEAST ALASKA SALMON PURSE SEINE FISHERY

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April 2011 Newsletter

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5/20/09 REGARDING REQUIRED CREW TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

FROM THE US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WEBSITE:

On June 1, 2009, U.S. citizens returning home from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda, by land or sea, will be required to present one of the travel documents listed below.

Many of these documents are already available, and obtaining one now will ensure that you are ready on June 1, 2009, when they will be required.

U.S. Passport – This is an internationally recognized travel document that verifies a person’s identity and nationality. It is accepted for travel by air, land and sea.

U.S. Passport Card – This is a new, limited-use travel document that fits in your wallet and costs less than a U.S. Passport. It is only valid for travel by land and sea.

Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) – Several states and Canadian provinces/territories are issuing this driver’s license or identification document that denotes identity and citizenship. It is specifically designed for cross-border travel into the U.S. by land or sea.

Trusted Traveler Program Cards – NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST enrollment cards can speed your entry into the U.S. and are issued only to pre-approved, low-risk travelers. The cards are valid for use at land or sea; the NEXUS card can be used in airports with a NEXUS kiosk.

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OUR DECEMBER 2008 NEWSLETTER IS AVAILABLE

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3/05/08

NOTICE RELATING TO FLEET CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM FOR THE SOUTHEAST ALASKA PURSE SEINE SALMON FISHERY

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2/05/07 REGARDING DOCUMENTATION/PASSPORT REQUIREMENT FOR CREW

See 5/20/09 updated entry above

Per information on the US Customs and Border Patrol site, passports are currently only required for AIR transportation abroad at this time. Therefore, crew working aboad vessels traveling through Canadian waters are not currently required to hold passports. However, the site states

A separate proposed rule addressing land and sea travel will be published at a later date with specific requirements for travelers entering the United States through land and sea border crossings. As early as Jan.1, 2008, citizens traveling between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda by land or sea may be required to present a valid passport or other documents as determined by the Department of Homeland Security to enter the United States.

A Merchant Mariner Document currently substitutes for a passport for air travel.

12/20/06 FLEET CONSOLIDATION UPDATE:

Article in Ketchikan Daily News

Article in Anchorage Daily News

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ALCOHOL AND DRUG TESTING REQUIREMENTS

CG Incident Reporting Forms

CG-2692 (general reporting form) and CG-2692B (drug/alcohol testing form)

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From the Federal Register Vol 70, No. 245 December 22, 2005

46 CFR Part 4

This final rule revises Coast Guard requirements for alcohol testing after a serious marine incident [including, but not limited to personal injury which requires more than first aid, property damage in excess of $100,000, actual or constructive total loss of vessel, and discharge of oil of 10,000 gallons or more. For full details see CFR 46 Part 4.03-2] to ensure that mariners or their employees involved in a serious marine incident are tested for alcohol use within 2 hours of the occurrence of the incident as required under the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1998. This final rule also requires that most commercial vessels have alcohol testing devices on board, and authorizes the use of saliva as an acceptable specimen for alcohol testing. This rule also makes some minor procedural changes, including a 32-hour time limit for collection specimens for drug testing following a serious marine incident.

Vessels that cannot return to shore and have testing conducted within 2 hours must carry alcohol testing devices onboard the vessels. [The testing kits must be Department of Transportation approved.]

This final rule is effective June 20, 2006 with implementation in Alaska extended to September 20, 2006.

For more information and a list of approved testing devices, please follow the link to the United States Coast Guard site.

Business Health Link, a division of Swedish Medical Center, conducts classes for certification (required for administering drug tests) and for alcohol testing instruction. For information contact Janet Mount at 206-781-6229 or Janet.Mount@swedish.org.

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P.S.V.O.A. is a non-profit Washington organization established in 1936 to further the interests of the commercial fishing fleet. Today PSVOA is the largest trade group in the State of Washington representing over 400 vessel owners operating in various fisheries throughout the West Coast of Alaska. A 13 member Board of Directors, nine (9) elected by membership from various Puget Sound fishing ports and four (4) at-large positions elected by the entire membership guides PSVOA.

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