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 By Michael A Moore    Features    September 1, 2014 

Fremont Maritime – Training for Competency as Well as Certifications

When it comes to maritime safety, Captain Jon Kjaerulff of Fremont Maritime Services is a true believer – and he spreads the gospel of safety with all the fervor of a tent revival preacher. Captain... Full story

 
 By Margaret Bauman    Features    September 1, 2014 

Tailings Dam Failure Hits Fraser River Watershed, Salmon Spawning Regions

Canadian mining officials in British Columbia are investigating a tailings pond dam rupture that released an estimated 14.5 million cubic meters of mine wastes into the Fraser River watershed,... Full story

 
 By Andy Hall    Features    September 1, 2014 

Kenai Peninsula Setnetters Speak Out on Proposed Ban

Cook Inlet setnetting has been an integral part of the Kenai Peninsula’s economy for more than a century, employing hundreds of hard working families who spend their summers harvesting a living from the inlet’s robust salmon runs. Not long after... Full story

 
 By Terry Dillman    Features    September 1, 2014 

Oregon's Crabbers Riding Market Value Wave

As the mid-August end of the 2014 Dungeness crab season loomed on the horizon, Oregon crabbers reflected on what many of them considered comparatively “dingy” dungy landings that still netted record to-the-boat value thanks to a record-setting... 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

 
 Features    August 1, 2014

New Seine Skiff Based on Tug Boat Design

In June, 2014, Seattle-based Snow Boat Company delivered a new 24-foot by 13-foot seine skiff to King Cove, Alaska for the area M salmon fishery. The boat is one of the largest seine skiffs in... Full story

 
 By Michael A. Moore    Features    August 1, 2014

Washington Shellfish Conquer New Territories as China Re-Opens

National and international markets for US West Coast shellfish are on an upward trajectory – mussel bars are the latest fashion in Washington DC and spreading to other east coast cities, gourmet... Full story

 
 By Terry Dillman    Features    August 1, 2014

The Value of Fish

Creating asset markets for natural resources – among them, commercial fish stocks – is the underlying premise of a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary equation developed by a pair of researchers. Josh Abbott at Arizona State University and Eli... Full story

 
 By Chris Philips    Features    July 1, 2014

Nichols Bros. Celebrates 50 Years

The first boat produced by the Nichols family was a tugboat. George "Mark" Nichols was an orchardist in Yakima, Washington in the 1930s. His 10-acre apple farm failed during the great depression, and... 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

 
 Features    July 1, 2014

Industry Again Asked to Reduce BSAI Halibut Mortalities

Federal fisheries managers are asking all industry sectors to voluntarily undertake efforts to reduce halibut mortalities in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands, by 10 percent from the current five-year average levels, through the 2014-15 fisheries. To... Full story

 
 By Terry Dillman    Features    July 1, 2014

West Coast Groundfish Trawlers Net Eco-Certification

The Pacific Coast groundfish fishery is definitely back from the brink and charting another course change by becoming the latest fishery to earn the blue seal of approval under the eco-certification umbrella of the international Marine Stewardship... Full story

 
 Features    July 1, 2014

Opinion: From the Fleet – Plan Addresses Workforce Needs of Alaska's Maritime Industry

With our massive land endowment and bragging rights as the largest state in the nation, it’s easy to lose sight of an important fact – Alaska is a maritime state. We have more miles of coastline than all other US coastal states combined.... Full story

 
 By Devin Lucas    Features    June 1, 2014

Safety in the Amendment 80 Fleet

A new study by researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has assessed worker safety in the Amendment 80 fleet of factory-trawlers in Alaska. NIOSH is the federal agency responsible for conducting scientific... Full story

 
 By Michael A. Moore    Features    June 1, 2014

Safety – Attitude is Everything

Even though commercial fishing has become less risky over the last decades, it still remains one of the most dangerous ways to pursue a living. "Fatality rates have dropped 75 percent since the... 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

 
 By Jaime Herrera Beutler    Features    June 1, 2014

Opinion – REFI Act Will Support West Coast Fishing Jobs

It’s no secret that the health of our coastal communities is dependent of the success of local fishermen and the jobs they create. In my district of Southwest Washington and all along the West Coast, the groundfish fleet and the 3,000 jobs it... Full story

 
 By Richard Stratton    Features    April 1, 2014

Reduce Condensation and Improve Insulation

We all know that watching paint dry is ... well, as interesting as watching paint dry. But the ability to control condensation with ceramic insulation coating while keeping traditional materials effec... Full story

 
 Features    April 1, 2014

The Sun Rises on Delta's New Widebodies

Delta Marine was founded in Seattle in the early 1960s, when brothers Ivor and Jack Jones opened the yard on Seattle's Duwamish Riverfront and began building high-speed pleasure boats. In 1970 the... Full story

 
 By Glenn Reed    Features    April 1, 2014

Pacific Seafood Processors Association

In 2014 Pacific Seafood Processors Association (PSPA) celebrates 100 years of service. The association’s membership includes both seafood producers and associate members involved in supporting the seafood industry. PSPA has been through two world... Full story

 
 By Terry Dillman    Features    April 1, 2014

Forecasts Indicate Another Promising Salmon Season in Oregon

If preliminary estimates are any indication, prospects for the 2014 salmon season off Oregon’s shores are quite good for both recreational and commercial fishermen. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) leaders provided abundance forecasts... Full story

 
 By Michael A Moore    Features    March 1, 2014

Atom Bomb Tests Help Determine Age of Fish

The time has arrived when the age of a fish is an important factor in its management and catch status. The accuracy of determining the age of a given species has made a quantum leap in the last... Full story

 
 By Dan Huet    Features    March 1, 2014

Choosing the Right Refrigeration

When it comes time to upgrade existing equipment or to install a new refrigeration system on your boat for the first time, there are a few important things to think about. According to Kurt Ness at Integrated Marine Systems, “There are a lot of fac... Full story

 
 By Rick Greenquist    Features    March 1, 2014

Technological Advances in Marine Refrigeration

In the recent history of technological advances there are some profound developments in industrial and marine refrigeration that have completely changed the way we work. There are also simple yet remarkable advances that have greatly improved the... Full story

 
 By Terry Dillman    Features    March 1, 2014

Saving Salmon

When the Pacific Northwest salmon fishery collapsed in 2006, commercial and recreational fishermen, perhaps for the first time ever, agreed on a fisheries issue: the need to mitigate the factors... Full story

 

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