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 By Kathy A. Smith    Features    November 1, 2015 

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

 By Kathy A. Smith    Features    August 1, 2015

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

 By Kathy A. Smith    Features    June 1, 2015

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

 By Kathy A. Smith    Features    November 1, 2014

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

 By Kathy A. Smith    Features    August 1, 2014

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

 By Kathy A. Smith    Features    July 1, 2014

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

 By Kathy A. Smith    Features    June 1, 2014

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