Guest Editorial: Don't Give Our Fish Away

In the Pacific Northwest stakeholders have argued back and forth for bigger shares of our salmon for more than 100 years. On a regular basis there have been attempts to pass various bills and or initiatives to further limit or outright ban... Full story

Preparing Your Boat for Safety

Ted Long has seen it all too often. Long, whose family owns longtime boat service company Fashion Blacksmith in Crescent City, Calif., says fishermen often sail away before making sure their boats are in proper working order. “What I see... Full story

Attention to Detail: Prepping Vessels for the Season

Making a vessel shipshape prior to any season and keeping it seaworthy is a prime consideration for commercial fishermen. Boatyard and fishery managers say focusing on details is paramount for... Full story

Injuries Among Dungeness Crab Fishermen Examined

Commercial Dungeness crab fishing on the West Coast is one of the highest risk occupations in the United States, based on fatality rates. But non-fatal injuries in the fishery appear to go largely... Full story

Newport's Rescue Helicopter Rescued

Since October 2014, folks in Newport, Oregon – led by commercial fishermen and their families – have rallied to keep US Coast Guard officials from closing the rescue helicopter facility stationed ... Full story