Articles from the March 1, 2013 edition

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Arctic Prowler under construction.

Two New Vessels Coming Online to Groundfish Fisheries in May

Harvesting of wild Alaska pollock, the nation’s largest commercial fishery, is under way in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska for 1,387,146 metric tons of the whitefish, up 3.8...


California Fisheries Fund Loans Help Fishermen Strive for Sustainability

Commercial fishermen and environmentalists don’t often find themselves on the same boat, collaboratively eyeing the horizon. All the same, fishermen realize the need to protect the resource that fee...

F/V Victory launches.

Combination Crabber Christened

The 114-foot crab/combination vessel F/V Victory was christened in late January at Fred Wahl Marine Construction, Inc., in Reedsport, Oregon. The Victory is an all-steel, aft house design with a...

Fish McBites.

Wild Caught Alaska Pollock Gets a Boost at McDonald's

Wild caught Alaska pollock are getting a big boost in name recognition, thanks to a new nationwide campaign by the fast food chain McDonalds, offering the fried white fish in bite-size pieces....


Rules Revisited

In this space last month (Playing by the Rules, February 2013) we noted that a group of Southern California brail-boat squid fishermen were concerned about an influx of big foreign-built seiners parti...


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