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Northwest Coast Guard Has a Busy Week

From January 20th to the 24th, Coast Guard crews along the Oregon and Washington coasts assisted five commercial crab fishing vessels. Response efforts included crews from Coast Guard stations at... Full story

 

A Cold, Cold World

More and more when it comes to fish, consumers have additional concern about what they eat and where their food comes from. The trend toward healthier consumption has led to an increasing desire by... Full story

 

Alaska Continues to Lead Nation in Volume, Value of Commercial Landings

NOAA Fisheries' latest Fisheries of the United States annual national report of US fisheries shows that nationwide commercial harvesters landed 9.9 billion pounds of seafood valued at $5.4 billion in... Full story

 

Numbers Don't Lie

The Port of Grays Harbor’s December 2018 newsletter reports that the Port of Westport, Washington landed more than 150 million pounds of crab, salmon, hake and other seafood in 2017, making it 11th... Full story

 

Deck Gear Manufacturers Continue to Innovate

Fishermen looking to upgrade their deck gear in 2019 will find that manufacturers are still finding ways to improve their products, or modify stock designs to suit an owner's specific requirements.... Full story

 

Danger, Will Robinson!

If you were lost in space, a robot would be a good friend to have. Here on Planet Earth, robots are more and more being seen as the enemy, replacing telemarketers, assembly line workers, janitors and... Full story

 

Local Yards Will Stay Busy in 2019

West Coast boat yards have been busy through the summer and are even busier as fishermen change gear types for the fall and winter fisheries. One of these is Seaview Boatyard, which operates three... Full story

 

Washington State Crab

There are two Washington State crab fisheries that are managed by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW); the Coastal fishery and the Puget Sound fisheries. Both work closely... Full story

 

Crab Industry Braces for News from Summer Surveys in Bering Sea

It's summer in Alaska, and with openers on the state's major crab fisheries still three months off, lucky diners at one Anchorage restaurant had a window of opportunity for entrees of fresh wild king... Full story

 

Delays and Domoic Woes Didn't Ding Dungies

Commercial Dungeness crab fishing is a risky, daunting business, and the emerging and escalating effects of climate change, state and federal regulations, and other factors have made things even more... Full story

 

AMCC Connects Seafood Aficionados With Harvesters

Seafood aficionado Sue Ives held up packets of fresh frozen Prince William Sound spot prawns, admiring her latest purchase from Catch 49 (Catch49.org), a program that connects consumers with... Full story

 

Who Do You Want By Your Side at Sea?

Unless you are one of those brave souls who fills the role of both captain and deckhand on your vessel, it is highly likely that you spend most of your time fishing in the company of others. The long... Full story

 

Wilderness Medicine for the Commercial Fishing Industry

Commercial fishing is a dangerous and challenging occupation. You know all about that; everyone wants to be safe, but the risk of injury is always there. Adding to the challenge of being at sea in... Full story

 

Upgrades Continue at Alaska Fishing Ports

From Southeast Alaska to Bristol Bay to Dutch Harbor the process of upgrading ports continues in 2018, in an effort to make these facilities more accommodating, efficient and safer for the... Full story

 
 By Mark Nero    Features    May 1, 2018

West Coast Fishing by the Numbers

Commercial landings at fishing ports on the West Coast were down in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to an ecosystem assessment and status report released in March 2018 on behalf of the... Full story

 

California Waypoints

It’s that time of year when many of you transition from one fishery to the next. For many it will be salmon, for others, tuna, rockfish, etc. My nephew, Dan Platt passed on crab this season opting to devote time to his latest venture, Noyo Harbor... Full story

 

Bering Sea Fisheries

All across the Bering Sea, changes in the regional ecosystem have become an issue that has had far reaching effects – ocean acidification, stratification and low oxygen zones have all been problems affecting not just the oceans, but the fish in the... Full story

 

PSC Limits, Observers Discussed at NPFMC

Federal fisheries managers are reconsidering adjustments in the Chinook salmon prohibited species catch limits for non-Pollock catcher vessels in the Gulf of Alaska, with final action now set for June in Kodiak. After much discussion of an initial...

 

Oregon Fishermen Face Potentially Daunting Economic Shortfall

Cautiously optimistic. That's how many Oregon Dungeness crab fishermen described their feelings as the 2017-2018 season finally weighed anchor during the last week of January, a record 58 days after... Full story

 

Sick Fish

We have already covered in previous columns the sequence of blunders and misrepresentations by the State of Washington and Cooke Aquaculture following the net pen collapse at Cypress Island that disgorged 260,000 farmed Atlantic salmon into the ferti... Full story

 

Protecting the Integrity of the Seafood Trade

In Washington State, the licensing framework for commercial seafood buying and dealing has evolved into a confusing patchwork of legislative changes and additions. Small businesses were faced with... Full story

 

Bristol Bay Red King Crab Harvest is 6.59 Million Pounds

Commercial harvesters of Bristol Bay red king crab wrapped up their season in mid-November with a catch of 6,588,452 pounds, just shy of the 6.601,000-pound quota. "We consider that 100 percent... Full story

 

Dear Santa

We have been very good this year – we hope you’ve been watching. In Bristol Bay, we used more ice and mechanical refrigeration to produce a higher quality fish, which brought a higher price from... Full story

 

New Fast Crabber

Velocity Marine and Fabrication, in Bow, Washington, has delivered a 27-foot by 10-foot aluminum crab boat to Sequim, Washington-based fisherman Andy Cordeiro. The new boat is powered by a single... Full story

 

Jailbreak

An appalling lack of effective state oversight, together with slipshod maintenance by foreign owners, led to the release of tens of thousands of predatory Atlantic salmon from net pens in the... Full story

 

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