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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

 

Boatyards

Last year's subpar salmon season put a dent in commercial fishing activities, nevertheless yards around the Pacific Northwest and Alaska are busy helping fishermen get their boats repaired, refit and... Full story

 

Pacific Northwest Crab Agreement Charts Course to Permanent Status

It's not etched in stone, but – with the pending stroke of a pen by President Donald J. Trump – the cooperative management agreement for the Dungeness crab fishery involving Oregon, Washington,... Full story

 

Researchers Study Survival Odds for Alaska's Lucrative Crab Fisheries

Dynamic conditions and predators in the waters of the North Pacific Ocean notwithstanding, Alaska's lucrative commercial shellfish industry faces growing challenges from ocean acidification and... Full story

 
 By Terry Dillman    Features    July 1, 2017

Oregon Surimi Plant Gets Reprieve

A confluence of support kept a surimi plant on Newport, Oregon’s working waterfront from being shuttered just in time for Pacific whiting season. Officials for Trident Seafoods Corporation, which owns and operates onshore processing facilities in... Full story

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    June 1, 2017

New 40-foot Crabber Packs 55,000 lbs.

"There are hundreds of crab boats on the Oregon coast; many of them are old wood and fiberglass hulls that are due for replacement. What we have here is the right boat to meet that need." says Kyle Co... Full story

 

South Coast Fishing Ports

Southern California, particularly San Pedro and San Diego, has a proud history that dates back to the turn of the 20th century, when dozens of tuna canneries from big-name companies such as Chicken... Full story

 

Bering Sea Fisheries Conference Recap

The seventh annual Bering Sea Fisheries Conference was held in Seattle, Washington on April 20, 2017. The conference was produced by Fishermen’s News and the Philips Publishing Group. This year’s focus was on the financing and technological... Full story

 
 By Terry Dillman    Features    May 1, 2017

Oregon Crab Season Looks Good

Oregon's commercial fishermen are accustomed to adversity. Even the circumstances of this year's Pacific coast Dungeness crab fishery – mimicking a storm-wracked ocean by tossing one big piece of... Full story

 

Bering Sea Fisheries: Groundfish Faces Marketing Challenges

A supermarket ad in Anchorage newspapers in early March boasted of fresh cod fillets for $6.99 a pound, subject to fishing and weather conditions. The same supermarket flyer offered an assortment of... Full story

 

Documentary Will Focus on Small Boat Fishery Families

Obstacles facing small boat fishery families who want to preserve their way of life for future generations will be the focus of an upcoming documentary from the Alaska Longline Fishermen's... Full story

 

Hope Springs Eternal

We received quite a bit of feedback, all of it positive, to our coverage of the January West Coast crab tie-up. Crabbers and other fishermen are having a tough time on the West Coast, and the... Full story

 

Hunger Games

In a popular trilogy of young-adult fiction novels that were turned into an equally popular movie series, a dystopian future America is split into districts, each of which supplies a particular commod... Full story

 

Boat Prep: Getting in Shape for the Season

In today's fishing industry, to remain competitive and avoid unwanted breakdowns, it's more important than ever to keep your boat well maintained. Additionally, to comply with USGC safety regulations... Full story

 

Domoic Danger Delays Dungeness

For the second straight year, Oregon's fishermen endured a frustrating delay in the Dungeness crab season as concerns about potentially deadly levels of domoic acid in the highly-sought crustaceans... Full story

 

From the Fleet: The Great Crab Tie-Up

At the turn of the New Year, the biggest tie-up in Dungeness Crab Fishing history was triggered by the actions of one fish buyer. Disclaimer: Hundreds and maybe thousands of fishermen sat through days of meetings or stood outside of meeting halls... Full story

 

San Diego's Open Air Fish Market

It never ceases to amaze Peter Halmay. On most days, all is quiet on the downtown San Diego pier between Seaport Village and the USS Midway Museum. But on Saturday mornings, the Southern California... Full story

 

Modernization of the North Pacific Fishing Fleet: Economic Opportunity Analysis

Modernizing the North Pacific commercial fishing fleet has become an increasingly important issue for Washington's maritime industry in recent years. With more than 400 federally permitted vessels... Full story

 

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