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Articles from the May 1, 2013 edition

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Millions of Dollars in Upgrades Planned for Alaska Fishing Ports

Fishing ports and harbors from Kodiak to Unalaska/Dutch Harbor and Bristol Bay to Sitka will see millions of dollars in upgrades over the next few years, from ramps, floats and docks to an entire new... Full story

 By Terry Dillman    Features    May 1, 2013

Crabbers Clawing for Profitable Season

Despite predictions of a possible “bust” in a twice-delayed season, Oregon’s Dungeness crabbers have landed about 17 million pounds of the official state crustacean since January. In a news... Full story

 By Kathy A Smith    Features    May 1, 2013

Washington Fishing Ports: Keeping Pace with Today's Commercial Fishermen

Westport Marina, located in the Port of Grays Harbor, Washington boasts the state’s largest fish landing port. The marina is currently home to 285 annual boaters, two-thirds of which are the... Full story


From the Fleet: Commissioners Unfit for Service

‘From the Fleet’ is intended to allow individuals and organizations the opportunity to express their opinions on commercial fishing-related issues and concerns. The views expressed herein are the opinions of the author, and do not reflect nor... Full story

 By Terry Dillman    Features    May 1, 2013

Squid Squabble Surfaces in California

The 2013 season for one of California’s most lucrative commercial fisheries opened April 1 amid a lingering controversy that erupted late last season. Briana Brady with the California Department of... Full story

 By Terry Dillman    Features    May 1, 2013

Oregon Ports Stimulate Coastal, State Economy

Oregon’s commercial fishing industry is alive and well. In fact, 2011 was an outstanding season with the highest landed value – about $148 million – since 1988, according to statistics from the... Full story


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