Fishermen's News - The Advocate for the Commercial Fisherman

Jailbreak

An appalling lack of effective state oversight, together with slipshod maintenance by foreign owners, led to the release of tens of thousands of predatory Atlantic salmon from net pens in the... Full story

Fish Farm Fiasco Frazzles Fishermen

Commercial fishermen are naturally wary about fish farms for many socioeconomic reasons. With wild Pacific salmon stocks floundering and fishing opportunities scarce, the August 20 collapse of a... Full story

Boatyards

Last year's subpar salmon season put a dent in commercial fishing activities, nevertheless yards around the Pacific Northwest and Alaska are busy helping fishermen get their boats repaired, refit and ... Full story

Newport Commission Nixes Log Shipping Agreements

Controversy over a pending contract and related agreements to bring log shipping back to the Port of Newport, Oregon refuses to ebb, but the port’s board of commissioners recently rejected several of those agreements, giving concerned commercial... Full story

Harvesters Asked to Help Stem Alaska's Opioid Epidemic

Fishing vessel owners are being asked to help combat the opioid epidemic sweeping the country, as families, businesses and communities struggle to cope with the devastating effects of opioid misuse, heroin abuse and addiction disorders. With heroin... Full story

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