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75 Years of Service

In January of 1945, John Wedin founded the Fishermen’s News with a total capitalization of a $40 fish check. The first issue, published in Aberdeen, Washington, was four pages, supported by... Full story

 

New Products at the 2019 Pacific Marine Expo

The 2019 Marine Expo introduced a fair number of new products to West Coast fishermen ranging from the latest haul of digital devices to the new versions of Tier 3 marine diesel engines that measure... Full story

 

Warming Ocean Waters Indicate Winners and Losers for 2020

Groundfish, shellfish and finfish alike are swimming into an uncharted future in Alaska in 2020, in the face of warming ocean waters that are challenging the survival of some species while boosting... Full story

 

Processing Equipment: Automation and Innovation

Although catch processing technology in the commercial fishing industry isn't as advanced as the technology you might find elsewhere, such as the automotive, entertainment or mobile communications... Full story

 

Oregon Crab Fishery Faces Regulatory Changes

Oregon's Dungeness crab fishermen find themselves entangled in a regulatory conundrum over whales, facing difficult decisions on how best to chart a course through the flotsam and jetsam of "known... Full story

 

For the People?

Your local, state and federal governments exist to serve your needs. Or do they? On September 25th, a press release from US Senator Maria Cantwell (D, WA), noted that Ron Warren, the Director of Fish... Full story

 

2019 Commercial Fishing Gear and Equipment Guide

Commercial fishing is not only tough on the body, it's tough on gear and equipment, too. Excessively worn gear and equipment can eventually become a safety hazard, so it's imperative workers have... Full story

 

Blue North Fisheries, Clipper Seafoods Acquired by BBNC

Two major operators in the freezer longline cod sector of the Bering Sea fishery have been acquired by Bristol Bay Native Corp., a regional Alaska Native corporation with offices in Anchorage and... Full story

 

Fishing or Phishing: Coverage to Mitigate Cyber Crime

Over the past four months, we have raised awareness of cyber risk by identifying areas of vulnerability, discussing preventive measures and “best practice” techniques, and exploring the various types of risk and attacks affecting the industry. We... Full story

 

Op-Ed: Commercial Fisheries' Historical Influence on Columbia River Salmon Recovery

Commercial Fisheries’ Historical Influence on Columbia River Salmon Recovery By Irene Martin Current thinking about salmon recovery on the Columbia River divides the concept into four categories, known as the four “Hs”: harvest, hatcheries, hyd... Full story

 

Shipyards: Sponsons Keep Coastal Yards Busy

With four yards on the Oregon coast from Astoria to Charleston now having the ability to haul 100-foot-plus fishing vessels, and the continuing demand for sponsoning, more well-used boats from 50 to 1... Full story

 

Every Fisherman an Ambassador

The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA) says, “Every Bristol Bay fisherman is an ambassador of the Bristol Bay sockeye brand; it is your brand - and catching, handling and... Full story

 

Oregon Dungeness Crab Fishery Finishes with Another Stellar Year

Forget about king crabs. Dungeness crabs are considered the kings of the Pacific Northwest. Allegedly named after a small, unincorporated fishing community on the Strait of Juan de Fuca in... Full story

 

New Technology is Key to Study of Bristol Bay Red King Crab

Collaborators in an innovative research effort to track the trail of Bristol Bay red king crab are hoping that the combination of acoustic tags and an unmanned drone will give them answers to help... Full story

 

Coastal Crab Gear

As most of us know, commercial crabbing can be a dangerous business. Not just because of the risk of drowning and hypothermia, but also due to the danger of injury from working with heavy gear and... Full story

 

From the Fleet: Keep Fighting for Science Based Permitting Process

Sitting on the sidelines is no longer a legitimate choice when it comes to the issue of constructing the Pebble Mine. You've likely read the Bristol Bay headlines by now. It was the second largest... Full story

 

Trawling Technology: What's New and on the Horizon

Trawling technology is often considered fairly simplistic and straightforward, especially when compared to the technological advances in electronics, robotics and even some forms of medicine. But... Full story

 

Oregon Shipyard Launches Program to Foster Future Maritime Welding Talent

To varying degrees, small shipyards play a significant role in the nation's maritime economy. Some smaller yards, however, are gigantic in terms of their value to local and regional enterprises,... Full story

 

Fishing or Phishing: How Cyber Secure is Your Business?

Chances are, you have been notified by email at one point or another that you won the Nigerian lottery. Simply pay the taxes and collect your fortune! The kind gentleman who sent the email is happy to handle the specific details if you wire him the... Full story

 
 By Linda Behnken    Features    July 1, 2019

Alaska Charts the Course for Young Fishermen

Along America's coastlines, fishing communities face stiff headwinds when it comes to providing in-place economic opportunities for young people. Nowhere is this more evident than Alaska. The... Full story

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    July 1, 2019

Propulsion: Latest Tier 3 Engines Hit the Sweet Spot

Once again, a majority of new boat and new engine sales were for Alaska gillnetters over the last year, despite the unpredictable 2018 season. Apparently, enough money was made on Bristol Bay to send... Full story

 

Good News

When we were growing up, former Fishermen’s News editor Richard Philips would tell us about a crab boat skipper he spoke with outside his offices at Fishermen’s Terminal who complained bitterly... Full story

 

PCFFA Will Take On CBD, WFC in Killer Whale Lawsuit

It’s been said to “make sure everybody in your boat is rowing, and not drilling holes when you’re not looking.” In our column last month, we wrote that commercial fisheries are being attacked by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), an... Full story

 

Fishing Vessel Safety: Staying Alive in a Hazardous Environment

Commercial fishing remains one of the most dangerous occupations in America, particularly in Alaska and Pacific Northwest. The industry has a fatality rate that is now 29 times higher than the... Full story

 

F/V Mera: A Fast New Bristol Bay Gillnetter

Lee Shore Boats recently delivered a custom designed and built jet-propelled Bristol Bay gillnetter for the 2019 season. Christened the F/V Mera, this new, top house design, all-aluminum 32-foot by 15... Full story

 

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