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US Canada Albacore Treaty

The current occupant of the White House was swept into office as part of a nationalist wave that included the now famous slogan "Make America Great Again." So you might think that the Trump... Full story

 
 By Mike Hillers    Features    December 1, 2017 

Pacific Fisheries Review: US Fisheries – Technology and Sustainability

Fisheries in the US are well regulated. That is due in part to technological advances over the years that allow us to make better stock assessments. There is however a lot of guesswork in the... Full story

 

Longline Equipment Service Technology

Petersburg, Alaska is an island community with a rich fishing history and a strong Norwegian heritage. Growing up in a small town like Petersburg its hard not to get involved in the fishing industry.... Full story

 

Russia to Modernize Renew Domestic Fishing Fleet

The Russian fishing industry is on the verge of big changes, due to the recently approved federal law, titled “On Fisheries and the Conservation of Aquatic Biological Resources,” which established a new mechanism of the distribution of quotas on... Full story

 

New Fast Crabber

Velocity Marine and Fabrication, in Bow, Washington, has delivered a 27-foot by 10-foot aluminum crab boat to Sequim, Washington-based fisherman Andy Cordeiro. The new boat is powered by a single... Full story

 

Not Healthy Fish

On August 26th, 50,000 pounds of spilled Atlantic salmon from a failed Cooke Aquaculture net pen were collected by the Lummi Nation in northern Puget Sound and were delivered to Home Port Seafoods in... Full story

 

Oil Spilled at Valdez Marine Terminal

A faulty check valve at Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.'s Valdez Marine Terminal is believed to be the culprit in a crude oil spill at Valdez, Alaska, on Sept 21, which has proven larger than... Full story

 

Game Changer: Punitive Damages for Unseaworthiness

On March 9, 2017, in a stunning legal decision, the Washington State Supreme Court held that injured seamen are entitled to punitive damages as a result of the vessel’s unseaworthiness. As far as legal bombs being dropped on vessel owners, this... Full story

 

Fish Farm Fiasco Frazzles Fishermen

Commercial fishermen are naturally wary about fish farms for many socioeconomic reasons. With wild Pacific salmon stocks floundering and fishing opportunities scarce, the August 20 collapse of a steel... Full story

 

Boatyards

Last year's subpar salmon season put a dent in commercial fishing activities, nevertheless yards around the Pacific Northwest and Alaska are busy helping fishermen get their boats repaired, refit and... Full story

 

Newport Commission Nixes Log Shipping Agreements

Controversy over a pending contract and related agreements to bring log shipping back to the Port of Newport, Oregon refuses to ebb, but the port’s board of commissioners recently rejected several of those agreements, giving concerned commercial... Full story

 

Harvesters Asked to Help Stem Alaska's Opioid Epidemic

Fishing vessel owners are being asked to help combat the opioid epidemic sweeping the country, as families, businesses and communities struggle to cope with the devastating effects of opioid misuse, heroin abuse and addiction disorders. With heroin a... Full story

 

Automatic Pin Bone Removal Technology Sparks Interest

Technology that detects the bones in filleted fish and suggests an optimal cut based on processors' pre-defined specifications is already installed in several European countries and is now drawing... Full story

 

Track Your Fleet's Data from the Office

The maritime industry is steeped in tradition. The fishing industry in particular is set in its ways and often slow to adopt new technology. But every so often something comes along to fundamentally... Full story

 

West Coast Insulation Celebrates 40 Years

West Coast Insulation Inc was founded in 1977 to service the maritime industry as a manufacturer of high quality exhaust blankets, as well as installing marine thermal, sound and fire protection.... Full story

 

Pacific Northwest Crab Agreement Charts Course to Permanent Status

It's not etched in stone, but – with the pending stroke of a pen by President Donald J. Trump – the cooperative management agreement for the Dungeness crab fishery involving Oregon, Washington,... Full story

 

Processor Will Flash Freeze Bristol Bay Salmon in the Round in 2018

Two commercial fisheries veterans are renovating a former helicopter logging barge in Sitka this summer, with plans to use it as a floating processor in Bristol Bay in 2018, flash freezing up to... Full story

 

Trawl Visualization and the Future

How Are Advances Made? The interaction between fishermen and the trawl makers, the door makers and the electronic manufacturers is intense and incredibly valuable. It is rare that something good is ma... Full story

 

Advances in Trawling

Humans by our very nature fear what is new. For better and sometimes worse, a fear of “new” can slow critical progress, especially where sticking with “tried and tested” becomes a safely known position. Therefore, driving progress requires in... Full story

 
 By Ana Pitchon    Features    August 1, 2017

How to Avoid a Disaster Tow

Fishing is an unpredictable business. Sometimes you win big and sometimes you lose. That’s the risk and that’s the thrill. As regulations increase and stocks become harder to find, mitigating your risk is increasingly more important than the thri... Full story

 

Researchers Study Survival Odds for Alaska's Lucrative Crab Fisheries

Dynamic conditions and predators in the waters of the North Pacific Ocean notwithstanding, Alaska's lucrative commercial shellfish industry faces growing challenges from ocean acidification and... Full story

 

Propulsion Systems: Guidance for Newbuilds and Repowers

Regulations, primarily centered on emissions, are the predominant discussion topic going into a conversation about a propulsion project. "There are two distinct categories," says Geoff Conrad,... Full story

 
 By Terry Dillman    Features    July 1, 2017

Oregon Surimi Plant Gets Reprieve

A confluence of support kept a surimi plant on Newport, Oregon’s working waterfront from being shuttered just in time for Pacific whiting season. Officials for Trident Seafoods Corporation, which owns and operates onshore processing facilities in... Full story

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    June 1, 2017

New 40-foot Crabber Packs 55,000 lbs.

"There are hundreds of crab boats on the Oregon coast; many of them are old wood and fiberglass hulls that are due for replacement. What we have here is the right boat to meet that need." says Kyle Co... Full story

 

South Coast Fishing Ports

Southern California, particularly San Pedro and San Diego, has a proud history that dates back to the turn of the 20th century, when dozens of tuna canneries from big-name companies such as Chicken... Full story

 

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