Fishermen's News - The Advocate for the Commercial Fisherman

Fishermen’s News is the most widely circulated commercial fishing magazine on the US West Coast. We reach more commercial fishermen, from San Diego to St. Paul Island, than any other fishing publication.

68% of our readers are permit holders, owners and/or captains.*


For more than seventy years, only Fishermen’s News has consistently advocated on behalf of these commercial fishermen.

We are a second-generation, family-run business, locally-owned and operated from our offices in Seattle in the Fishermen’s Terminal neighborhood. Our independence allows us to offer the US West Coast commercial fisherman a voice. We tackle issues our corporate competitors won’t touch.


We know your advertising decisions are not taken lightly, and we back up our circulation claims with objective third-party verification.

Each year, Fishermen’s News' circulation is audited by Verified Audit Circulation, an independent third-party circulation auditing firm. Their logo in the magazine and at the bottom right of this page means you can be confident that the circulation claims made in this media kit are accurate.

If a publication is not audited, you should ask why…


As a result of our editorial focus on the commercial fishing fleet, Fishermen’s News readers are uniquely engaged in the magazine.

We know this because we commissioned an independent READEX reader survey to measure reader engagement.

Fishermen’s News is the only publication in the market that has engaged an independent third party to survey readership. We are quite proud of the results.

Some highlights:

• 99% of our subscribers are active in the commercial fishing industry.**

• 91% rely primarily or exclusively on Fishermen’s News for news about the commercial fishing industry in which they operate**

• 80% have direct purchasing authority

79% are directly involved in the purchasing decision**

**Click on the READEX logo below for the complete reader survey.

READEX Reader Survey

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