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New Gear for the Next Season

Breathable, strong, light weight and waterproof are the keys to helping clothing and footwear for commercial fishermen last. And manufacturers are continually refining their product lines to meet... Full story

 

Fish Safer

Safety training, safety products, safety research and the cooperation of commercial fishing industry stakeholders are all contributing to reducing the risk of injuries and fatalities in the... Full story

 
 By Kathy A. Smith    Features    May 1, 2016

Washington Ports See Pier Improvements

Blaine and Squalicum Harbors have seen a busy year with various commercial fishing activities despite the lack of salmon due to unusually warm water in the Pacific Ocean. There has been a lot of activ... Full story

 

Nice Gear for a Tough Job

New technologies and modern materials have made the gear you bring to the fishing grounds stronger, lighter and sturdier. From your feet to your seat, there have never been more options for comfort in... Full story

 

Advances in Electronics and Trawl Technology

Advances in electronics and trawl technology are taking some of the guesswork out of finding fish, making the harvesting of those fish more efficient and environmentally sound, and improving the... Full story

 

Fishing Vessel Safety

As of October 15, 2015, voluntary dock-side safety exams will become a Coast Guard requirement. This will apply to vessels that fish beyond three nautical miles from the territorial sea baseline. Mean... Full story

 
 By Kathy A. Smith    Features    May 1, 2015

West Coast Ports 2015

Commercial fishing ports, harbors, boat yards, and supporting marine trades are the figurative backbone of the fishermen who work in Pacific West Coast and Alaskan waters. Commercial fishing is a... Full story

 

New Gear for the Season

With the advent of new fabric technologies and continuous improvement in breathability and waterproofing, suppliers of commercial fishing products continue to push the technology envelope to ensure... Full story

 

Communications: Prices Drop and Services Increase

As advances in communications and navigation equipment technology change at a seemingly alarming rate, there is something to be said about mixing the old with the new to keep some semblance of the... Full story

 

Propulsion Choices for Lower Emissions

PA emissions regulations are keeping a lot of engine manufacturers busy as they enhance various existing product lines for fishing applications, while also developing new technologies for after... Full story

 

Gear to Keep You Safe

Grundéns launched their Nightwatch Puffy Jacket at Pacific Marine Expo (PME) last fall to rave reviews. In fact, the product sold out of stock within the first two months. "It's an obvious winner... Full story