Fishing for Free

Bristol Bay fishermen are upset. One, in particular, made his displeasure known with a phone call to us late last month. His name is John MacDonald, and he started fishing in 1975 when he was 19. He ... Full story

First Modern Trawl Catcher Processor Heads North

The 233-foot Amendment 80 catcher/processor Seafreeze America was christened last month at the Seattle offices of United States Seafoods. Not a newbuild, but new to the fishing industry, the vessel... Full story

Fisheries Scientist Under Fire from Greenpeace

As I write this in late May, the World Fisheries Congress is underway in Busan, South Korea. The theme for the conference is global sustainable fisheries and safe seafood. It is also where the 2016... Full story

Yield and Recovery

Dock price. How much are fishermen getting for their catch? A fisherman can calculate boat and permit payments, fuel and labor costs and divide by pounds caught to figure out the price per pound... Full story

Four Klamath River Dams to Go in 2020

Call it 20-20 hindsight. Or in this case, foresight. In early April, a collaboration of state, federal, and corporate officials took a major step toward settling a decades-long clash between... Full story

Advances in Fishing Vessel Propulsion

There are still fishing boats being built under tier 3 regulations, and the possibility of a few more exists in the form of keels laid at shipyards, including Nichols Bros. in Freeland, Washington... Full story