Fishermen's News - The Advocate for the Commercial Fisherman

Articles from the August 1, 2013 edition

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Future Fishermen

At press time, the country is enveloped in a heat wave that’s reaching all the way to Alaska, where the youngest Philips learned all about picking fish from a gillnet on Bristol Bay this season. She reports a couple of 80-plus degree days in... Full story


Nav/Com: What's New in Bridge Electronics

Suppliers of marine electronics, communication services and navigation software continue to advance technologies that make fishing more productive and efficient while keeping the end-user experience as easy as possible. Furuno introduced the GP1670F... Full story


Gulkana Hatchery Prepares for Egg Take as Floodwaters Subside

Floodwaters that damaged the work site of fish hatchery that is a major contributor to the Copper River salmon fishery have subsided, workers there have finished cleaning incubators and are ready for... Full story


Ski Champion Will Promote Alaska Seafood

Officials with the Alaska seafood Marketing Institute have a new partnership with Nordic skiing world champion Kikkan Randall to promote the health and fitness benefits of Alaska seafood. ASMI... Full story


New Seiner for Adamant Fisheries

Platypus Marine has delivered a new 58-foot trawler/seiner, the F/V Adamant, to Petersburg, Alaska’s Adamant fisheries. The new boat, designed by prolific fishing boat designers Hockema & Whalen... Full story


Bristol Bay Slows

Alaska’s statewide wild salmon harvest topped 35 million fish by July 8, including overall strong returns at Chignik, Kodiak, Copper River and the Alaska Peninsula, while the Bristol Bay fleet was... Full story


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