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 more than 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…


The Fishermen’s News Bundled Advertising Plan is designed to simplify your marketing, shave bucks off ad budgets, and increase visibility to the fleet, by combining print, FN Online and Fishermen’s News Calendar advertising into a cost-saving program to put your company in front of the West Coast commercial fleet in 2018! 

PLATINUM (one available)  25% Savings!

12 Outside Back Cover ad placements

52 FN Online banner ad placements

12 Months Fishermen’s News’ Website ad

Fishermen’s News’ Calendar Sponsorship


GOLD  20% Savings!

12 Full Page ad placements

52 FN Online banner ad placements

12 Months Fishermen's News Website ad

Fishermen’s News’ Calendar Sponsorship


SILVER  15% Savings!

6 Full Page ad placements

26 FN Online banner ad placements

Fishermen’s News’ Calendar Sponsorship


BRONZE  10% Savings!

6 Half Page, 4 Color ad placements

26 FN Online banner ad placements


Download the 2018 FN Bundled Program PDF by clicking here

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!

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