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Nichols Bros. Celebrates 50 Years

Nichols Bros. Celebrates 50 Years

The first boat produced by the Nichols family was a tugboat. George "Mark" Nichols was an orchardist in Yakima, Washington in the 1930s. His 10-acre apple farm failed during the great depression, and ... Full story

Propulsion Choices for Lower Emissions

PA emissions regulations are keeping a lot of engine manufacturers busy as they enhance various existing product lines for fishing applications, while also developing new technologies for after... Full story

Industry Again Asked to Reduce BSAI Halibut Mortalities

Federal fisheries managers are asking all industry sectors to voluntarily undertake efforts to reduce halibut mortalities in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands, by 10 percent from the current five-year average levels, through the 2014-15 fisheries. To... Full story

West Coast Groundfish Trawlers Net Eco-Certification

The Pacific Coast groundfish fishery is definitely back from the brink and charting another course change by becoming the latest fishery to earn the blue seal of approval under the eco-certification umbrella of the international Marine Stewardship... Full story

Opinion: From the Fleet – Plan Addresses Workforce Needs of Alaska's Maritime Industry

With our massive land endowment and bragging rights as the largest state in the nation, it’s easy to lose sight of an important fact – Alaska is a maritime state. We have more miles of coastline than all other US coastal states combined.... Full story