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Inter-Service Cooperation

Earlier this year, when President Trump announced the addition of $54 billion in added Defense Department spending for the Navy, Air Force, Army and Marine Corps, the US Coast Guard was notable in... Full story

Washington Ports Turn Toward Fishing

Bellingham Business The Port of Bellingham recently completed a study underscoring the positive economic impact commercial fishing has on the regional economy. According to a Martin and Associates... Full story

Oregon Crab Season Looks Good

Oregon's commercial fishermen are accustomed to adversity. Even the circumstances of this year's Pacific coast Dungeness crab fishery – mimicking a storm-wracked ocean by tossing one big piece of... Full story

Oil Company Will Pay $10 Million for Jones Act Violation

An Alaska oil company will pay a $10 million fine assessed by US Customs and Border Protection for violating the Jones Act by using a foreign flagged vessel to transport a jack-up drill rig to Alaska. Acting US Attorney Bryan Schroder, in... Full story

Processor Fined for Dumping Oil And Raw Sewage

East West Seafoods LLC of Seattle has been fined $50,000 in a judgment handed down by the US District Court in Anchorage for violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, the Clean Water Act and the Refuse Act. The court ruled on March 21... Full story

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