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Articles from the February 1, 2014 edition

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 Features    February 1, 2014

F/V Optimus: New 58-Foot Combination Boat for West Coast Fisheries

Hitting the Southeast tanner fishery this month is a shiny new 58-foot by 24.5-foot combination boat built for John Barry, of Sitka, Alaska. The hull and interior of the new boat were built by... Full story

 
 By Michael A Moore    Features    February 1, 2014

The Economics of Ergonomics – Making Safety Pay

Sitka salmon troller Eric Jordan may have discovered the secret to make fishing more fun, profitable and injury free. It's one word – ergonomics. "Fishing is way more enjoyable because of how... Full story

 
 By Kathy A Smith    Features    February 1, 2014

Getting Your Boat Ready for the Season

From the engine room to the hull paint, proper maintenance extends the life of the vessel and on-board equipment throughout the season and beyond. No one knows this better than the West Coast repair... Full story

 
 By Michael A Moore    Features    February 1, 2014

The Great China Geoduck Ban Mystery

By Michael A. Moore China's ban on the importation of bivalves originating from the US West Coast could not have come at a worse time for the commercial producers and harvesters of oysters, clams and... Full story

 
 Today's Catch    February 1, 2014

Bad Policy

With the announcement last month that Cook Inlet setnetters have been granted a reprieve, gillnetters statewide might be breathing a bit easier. On the recommendation of the Alaska Department of Law, Mead Treadwell, current Alaska Lt. Governor and 20... Full story