Coast Guard Proposes Rule to Waive Citizenship Requirements for Crewmembers

Coast Guard Proposes Rule to Waive Citizenship
 
Requirements for Crewmembers on Commercial

Fishing Vessels

Previously Published in In the Loop on Aug. 26, 2011 (courtesy of FISH NEWS quarterly, Aleutians East Borough)

The U.S. Coast Guard has posted a proposed rule on the Federal Register that provides a waiver of citizenship requirements for crewmembers on commercial fishing vessels. A waiver request would have to be accompanied by a successful dockside safety examination. Comments on the proposed rule are due by November 16, 2011. 

For more information, visit this link:

 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-08-18/pdf/2011-21024.pdf  

Senator Murkowski’s Fishery Aide – Is Fuglvog Still Active?

Senator Murkowski’s Fishery Aide – Is Arne Fuglvog Still Active

after Plea Bargain on Lacey Act violation? 

 

Hooked by the Lacey Act

This is an expansion of a draft that was submitted for publication on the East Coast, but considered “too Alaskan” in focus.  Today, August 24, greater insight compels us to post it. 

Fuglvog was allowed to keep his U.S. passport despite signing a plea agreement.  Groundswell wrote Canadian border officials to deny his entry — suspected to be for purposes of fishery policy.  Today’s National Fisherman editorial shed new light.

See also: Arne Fuglvog CV  and http://www.thedutchharborfisherman.com/article/1051bering_sea_cod_co-op_wins_approval   And listen (04:25 to 09:45 min.) to downloadable MP3 to hear all the usual suspects bafflegab to mitigate the effects of Fuglvog’s case at

http://www.alaskapublic.org/2011/08/25/alaska-news-nightly-august-25-2011/