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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

 

BOOTS

When we arrived in Dillingham in 1982 for our first trip to Alaska we were told we needed boots. No problem, though – the company store had a pair roughly our size, black rubber, made in China for o... Full story

 

Operating Standards

Last month this column generated some correspondence regarding the treatment of sustainably-harvested wild salmon. Suffice it to say that some were happy to see our editorial, some not, but all... Full story

 

Salmonfest 2019: Fish, Love and Music

Sunshine and good vibes flowed on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula as several thousand people descended on Salmonfest 2019, three days of fish, love and music that also serves to impress upon participants... 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

 

Humpies Boost Alaska Salmon Harvest to 196 Million

A harvest surge in late August and early September boosted Alaska’s humpy harvest to more than 122 million fish and the overall wild salmon harvest to nearly 196 million fish. The improved trajectory put the 2019 season at nearly 90 percent of the... 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

 

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

 

Keeping Fish Cold

Part three in a 3-part series about extending shelf life through Good Manufacturing practices. Unless you are transporting live product or are freezing on board, all fisheries, all gear types, all... Full story

 

Stay in your Lane

According to Wikipedia, Yvon Chouinard is an American rock climber, environmentalist, and outdoor industry billionaire businessman. His company, Patagonia, is known for its expensive clothing and its... 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

 

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

 

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

 

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 Dan Dinicola    Features    May 1, 2019

University of Washington's School of Fisheries

At the turn of the twentieth century fishing was big business in the Pacific Northwest. Opportunities to harvest the bounty of the sea were on the rise as seafood and maritime continued to develop... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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

 

Tailings Failings

In early March the US Army Corps of Engineers notified interested parties that Pebble Limited Partnership had submitted a permit application requesting authorization to "perform work in or affect... 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

 

Bloodsuckers

The late comedian Robin Williams joked that the word politics came from the Latin word ‘poli,’ meaning many and ‘tics,’ which are bloodsucking creatures. A fresh new year brings a fresh... 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

 
 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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