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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

 

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

 

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

 

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... 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

 

Vessel Sanitation

This is the second in a three-part series designed to address bacteria, sanitation and temperature as they work together to protect or decrease shelf life at harvest and transport to the processing facility. A clean fishing vessel inhibits bacteria... 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

 
 By Jennifer Ott    Features    June 1, 2019

Celebrating 100 Years - Fishing Vessel Owners Marine Ways in Seattle Incorporates on March 28, 1919

On March 28, 1919, Fishing Vessel Owners Marine Ways is incorporated. A group of halibut-schooner owners, who are also members of the Fishing Vessel Owners Association, form the new company because... Full story

 
 By Marilyn Raia    Features    June 1, 2019

Pay What Is Due: Update

Johnson v. Wang 2018 AMC 2838 (W.D. Wash. 2018), (Fishermen’s News, April 2019) involved a suit brought by Johnson against Wang for wages owed in the amount of $7,380. Johnson spent 492 hours at $15 per hour working on Wang’s vessel Thor to prepa... Full story

 
 By Terry Dillman    Features    May 1, 2019

Ports Are Keeping Oregon Competitive

Strung along a 363-mile coastline and on river banks inland, Oregon's ports – from the larger coastal harbors with international shipping and regional-scale fishing fleets to smaller,... Full story

 

Many Projects On the Drawing Boards at Alaska Ports

From Dutch Harbor to the Kenai Peninsula to Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska, it's tight times in the state's economy and more port projects are in the planning than construction stage in the spring mont... Full story

 
 By Thomas Walsh    Features    May 1, 2019

Beware of Sharks: NY Banks Scheme to Take Your Business

A vast criminal enterprise, originating in the State of New York, has been growing across the nation and ensnaring countless small business owners and leaving ruined businesses and shattered lives in its wake. It is called the merchant cash advance...

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 
 By Marilyn Raia    Features    April 1, 2019

Maritime Law: Pay What is Due, or Else

The owner of a fishing vessel failed to pay $7,380 to a person he orally contracted with to prepare his boat for fishing. Significant economic consequences followed under federal maritime law and Washington state law. Johnson v. Wang, 2018 AMC 2838... Full story

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    March 1, 2019

"Eco-Trawler" America's Finest Makes Long-awaited Debut

Long before it made the headlines (see Jones Act Waiver below) in 2017, the 260-foot trawler/processor F/V America’s Finest... Full story

 

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

 

Slurry Ice: The Icelandic Solution

By changing the way fish was stored and chilled onboard Icelandic fishing vessels the work of the local fishermen became a great deal easier and the industry as a whole could sell Icelandic fish at... Full story

 

Boat Prep

Although commercial fishing boats are usually durable enough to last decades – or even generations, in some cases – it isn't just good construction that allows them to spend after year in rough wa... Full story

 

Higher Harvest Helps Harried Shrimpers

For commercial fishermen, unexpected harvest numbers usually mean less, not more, for them. But Oregon's 2018 pink shrimp season took an opposite tack, especially given the cautious, even... Full story

 
 By Tom Ewing    Features    February 1, 2019

Pacific Salmon Fisheries: 2018 Inseason Management Measures

On December 11, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published its final 2018 “inseason actions” for Pacific salmon fisheries. Inseason actions are part of a continuum of fishery control efforts. Inseason actions modify NMFS’ “managem... Full story

 

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