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 By Karen Robes Meeks    Features    May 1, 2020 

Integrated Marine Systems: 30 Years of Innovation

Innovation has always been part of Integrated Marine Systems' history. The company originated from the corner of a shipyard in Port Townsend 30 years ago, where the business had been outfitting... 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


Tough Seasons for California Crabbers

The recent crab season in California was abysmal, to say the least. Epic neurotoxin levels found in Dungeness and rock crabs forced state officials to close fisheries for months instead of weeks, crippling one of the state’s most lucrative fishing... Full story


Hard Times for Crescent City Crabbers

What Dungeness crab fisherman John Beardon of F/V Stormy II... Full story


Bumble Bee's "Catch to Can" Program

For years, tuna companies have had the capability of tracking their fish back to harvesting vessels. But one company has decided to share that information with the masses. San Diego, Calif.-based... Full story


Santa Barbara Fishermen File Spill Suit

When gallons of oil from a ruptured pipeline oozed onto the Santa Barbara Coast in California last May, Sarah Rathbone's business took an immediate hit. The owner of Community Seafood, a business... Full story


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