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 By Peter Marsh    Features    July 1, 2020 

49-foot Crabber Fits the Bill for Crescent City Fisherman

Robert Wakefield began fishing out of Crescent City on the northern California coast in 1977 and soon decided he wanted a boat of his own. By 1979, he had become the owner of a small wooden boat, and...

 

Integrated Marine Systems: 30 Years of Innovation

Innovation has always been part of Integrated Marine Systems' history. The company originated from the corner of a shipyard in Port Townsend 30 years ago, where the business had been outfitting...

 

Op-Ed: Fishing and the Rural/Urban Divide

I have spent a lot of time recently thinking about the rural/urban divide in Washington and Oregon, and how we see that working out with commercial fisheries. Probably the most obvious example of conflict between the two entities lies in a...

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    April 1, 2020

Sponsons Keep Northwest Yards Busy

The F/V Collier Brothers is one of many boats that began life on the Gulf Coast in the 1970s as a shrimper and were brought out to the Pacific Northwest after the Magnuson Act became law in 1977. It...

 

Bering Sea Processing

The Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands region is the "sweet spot" of the US North Pacific fishing industry. Not only does it support some of the largest and most valuable commercial fisheries in the...

 

Vessel Design: Ben Jensen

In 1961, Benjamin F. Jensen left his job as vice president of a successful Seattle shipyard to start a one-man firm, designing boats for the emerging West Coast fishing industry. Ben Jensen had...

 

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...

 

Search Ends for Five Missing on Crab Boat

An extensive search launched by the US Coast Guard for the crab vessel Scandies Rose, which sank in a storm in the Gulf of Alaska on New Year's Eve, ended some 20 hours later, with two crew members re...

 

Russia Unhappy with US Fisheries Agreements

Russia has started revising the existing agreement between the United States and the USSR on the maritime border, which was signed on July 1, 1990, according to recent reports by certain senior...

 

Pass it On

As we went to press, the Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit was taking place at the Baranof Hotel in Juneau, Alaska. Produced by Alaska Sea Grant, the summit is a three-day networking and...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Seafood Harvesting Jobs in Alaska Saw Decline in 2018

Seafood Harvesting Jobs in Alaska Saw Decline in 2018 Employment figures compiled by state of Alaska labor officials show that employment in the state’s seafood harvesting industry dropped 4.9 percent in 2018, erasing most gains of the prior year,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Crab Tagging

NOAA Fisheries is teaming up with the Bering Sea Fisheries Research Foundation in a research program to track the movement of adult male red king crabs in Bristol Bay using an unmanned surface drone m...

 

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...

 

With Friends Like These…

We have noted before in this space that environmental groups sometimes share the goals and interests of commercial fishermen. When the two groups’ goals coincide the enviros are happy to have your s...

 

Bering and Aleutian Fisheries

Seafood harvesters of crab and groundfish in the stormy waters of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, where average temperatures were warmer than usual, were close to or caught all of their seasonal...

 

Land-based Fish Farm Preparing to Spawn in California

Commercial fishermen who call northern California's Humboldt Bay home were confronted in February with what most consider as another potential threat to their livelihood: pending construction of a...

 

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