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Articles from the March 1, 2020 edition

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Thank Goodness for Refrigeration

Frozen fish used to have a stigma, probably for good reason. Before the advent of onboard refrigeration (see the excellent piece by Mark Burn beginning on page 22 of March 2020 Fishermen's News) the...

 By Mark Burn    Features    March 1, 2020

Pride, Refrigeration and the Price of Fish

Laying against the dock was a power scow with a mounded deck load of salmon. This was one of those 88-foot shovel-nosed wood "tenders" that had made its way from Ketchikan to a processor on the Guemes...


Vessel Profile: Seven Inlets

Late last year tribally-owned Salish Seafoods took delivery of a 55-foot by 16-foot aluminum power scow from boatbuilder Lee Shore Boats for use in the tribe's aquaculture and shellfish logistics...


Seafood Added $5.6 B to Alaska Economy in 2017–2018

Alaska’s seafood industry added $5.6 billion in economic output to the state economy in 2017/2018, employing nearly 59,000 workers in harvesting, processing and other industry jobs who earned $1.7 million in wages. The 5.7 billion pounds of...

 By Tom Ewing    Features    March 1, 2020

Another Next Step in Makah Tribe Whale Hunt Application

On January 29 the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced an important step in the process to allow the Makah Indian Tribe to “take” a limited number of Eastern North pacific gray whales. “Take,” in this context, means to hunt and...


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