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75 Years of Service

In January of 1945, John Wedin founded the Fishermen’s News with a total capitalization of a $40 fish check. The first issue, published in Aberdeen, Washington, was four pages, supported by... Full story

 

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... 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

 

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... Full story

 

Trawling Technology: What's New and on the Horizon

Trawling technology is often considered fairly simplistic and straightforward, especially when compared to the technological advances in electronics, robotics and even some forms of medicine. But... 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

 

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

 
 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 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

 
 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

 

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

 

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

 
 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

 

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

 

President Signs Coast Guard Authorization Bill

Coast Guard reauthorization legislation that passed the US Senate on Nov. 14 won unanimous approval in the US House on Nov. 27, and was signed into law on December 4th by President Trump. Sen. Maria... 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

 

The Future of Fish

The industry website undercurrentnews.com reports on a Norwegian firm by the name of Salmon Evolution that is planning to produce 30,000 metric tons of farmed salmon in a land-based salmon farm.... 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

 

Every Little Bit Helps

Imagine you are a California sea lion – one of about 1,200 swimming around on the Columbia River. You’d need 32 lbs. of salmon a day just to stay healthy enough to keep catching fish. If you’re... Full story

 

IUU Fishing Vessel Nabbed With 80 Tons of Salmon

A fishing vessel suspected of illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing activity in international waters was detained on June 23 by US and Chinese Coast Guard crews, along with one ton of squid and 80... 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

 
 By Peter Marsh    Features    July 1, 2018

Making the Grade: Fishing Boat Propulsion to Meet Regulations

According to the experts, 2018 was going to be the year when the future arrived in the engine room of every new fishing vessel, with the demanding EPA Tier 4 rule for engines over 805 HP and all the... Full story

 
 By Tom Ewing    Features    June 1, 2018

NOAA Proposes Electronic Monitoring Changes

In February, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published a notice that the Agencies were reopening the public comment period on a topic first announced in December 2017. The... Full story

 

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