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Fishermen or Fowl?

At press time the Alaska Department of Transportation, armed with a federal permit to proceed, had completed a survey to determine the route of least environmental impact for an emergency medical... Full story

Processor Will Flash Freeze Bristol Bay Salmon in the Round in 2018

Two commercial fisheries veterans are renovating a former helicopter logging barge in Sitka this summer, with plans to use it as a floating processor in Bristol Bay in 2018, flash freezing up to... Full story

Trawl Visualization and the Future

How Are Advances Made? The interaction between fishermen and the trawl makers, the door makers and the electronic manufacturers is intense and incredibly valuable. It is rare that something good is... Full story

Advances in Trawling

Humans by our very nature fear what is new. For better and sometimes worse, a fear of “new” can slow critical progress, especially where sticking with “tried and tested” becomes a safely known position. Therefore, driving progress requires... Full story

How to Avoid a Disaster Tow

Fishing is an unpredictable business. Sometimes you win big and sometimes you lose. That’s the risk and that’s the thrill. As regulations increase and stocks become harder to find, mitigating your risk is increasingly more important than the... Full story

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