Fishermen's News - The Advocate for the Commercial Fisherman


Fishermen’s News is the most widely circulated commercial fishing magazine on the US West Coast. We reach more commercial fishermen, from San Diego to St. Paul Island, than any other fishing publication.*


Our readers are an independent group, but they all have the same mission: To make a good living in the industry while maintaining the safety of their crew and the integrity of the resource.

Our readers fish up and down the coast – from California to Alaska to Hawaii – with vessels ranging from California longliners to Puget Sound gillnetters, to 240-foot catcher/processors fishing distant waters. They make the buying decisions themselves, and look to Fishermen’s News for help in making those decisions.


For seventy years, only Fishermen’s News has consistently advocated on behalf of these commercial fishermen.

We are a second-generation, family-run business, locally-owned and operated from our offices in Seattle in the Fishermen’s Terminal neighborhood. Our independence allows us to offer the US West Coast commercial fisherman a voice. We tackle issues our corporate competitors won’t touch.


We know your advertising decisions are not taken lightly, and we back up our circulation claims with objective third-party verification.

Each year, Fishermen’s News’ circulation is audited by Verified Audit Circulation, an independent third-party circulation auditing firm. Their logo in the magazine and at the bottom right of this page means you can be confident that the circulation claims made in this media kit are accurate.

If a publication is not audited, you should ask why…

Download a complete media kit by clicking here or contact Bill Forslund to help you put together a multi-platform marketing plan to reach the independent commercial fishing fleet that's too expensive to reach any other way!