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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

 

Warming Ocean Waters Indicate Winners and Losers for 2020

Groundfish, shellfish and finfish alike are swimming into an uncharted future in Alaska in 2020, in the face of warming ocean waters that are challenging the survival of some species while boosting... Full story

 

Bioplastic Made of Organic Fish Waste is Award Winner

A university student's attempt to solve the problem of single-use plastics and fish wastes has won her the James Dyson Award for creation of a unique plastic alternative. Lucy Hughes, a student of... Full story

 

Alaska Symphony of Seafoods Announces 2020 Winners

Alaska Leader Seafoods' meal kit of wild Alaska cod in tempura batter with Panko breading and a side of fries has won the Seattle People's Choice award in the 2020 Alaska Symphony of Seafood... Full story

 

Processing Equipment: Automation and Innovation

Although catch processing technology in the commercial fishing industry isn't as advanced as the technology you might find elsewhere, such as the automotive, entertainment or mobile communications... Full story

 

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

 

Shelf Life: Get the Blood Out

Keep it cold and get the blood out. These are the two phrases that are repeated in conversations regarding fish quality. Keeping it cold is straightforward. Getting the blood out is not. Blood in fish causes bruising. Often this bruising is not appar... Full story

 

Seafood Harvesting Jobs in Alaska Saw Decline in 2018

Seafood Harvesting Jobs in Alaska Saw Decline in 2018 Employment figures compiled by state of Alaska labor officials show that employment in the state’s seafood harvesting industry dropped 4.9 percent in 2018, erasing most gains of the prior year,... Full story

 

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

 

Blue North Fisheries, Clipper Seafoods Acquired by BBNC

Two major operators in the freezer longline cod sector of the Bering Sea fishery have been acquired by Bristol Bay Native Corp., a regional Alaska Native corporation with offices in Anchorage and... Full story

 

Fishing or Phishing: Coverage to Mitigate Cyber Crime

Over the past four months, we have raised awareness of cyber risk by identifying areas of vulnerability, discussing preventive measures and “best practice” techniques, and exploring the various types of risk and attacks affecting the industry. We... 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

 

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

 

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

 

New Technology is Key to Study of Bristol Bay Red King Crab

Collaborators in an innovative research effort to track the trail of Bristol Bay red king crab are hoping that the combination of acoustic tags and an unmanned drone will give them answers to help... 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Fishing or Phishing: How Cyber Secure is Your Business?

Chances are, you have been notified by email at one point or another that you won the Nigerian lottery. Simply pay the taxes and collect your fortune! The kind gentleman who sent the email is happy to handle the specific details if you wire him the... 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

 

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