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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 Terry Dillman    Features    August 1, 2019 

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

 
 By Mark Gleason    Features    August 1, 2019 

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

 
 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

 
 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 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

 
 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

 

NOAA Researches Acidification Impact on Pacific Cod

Federal fisheries researchers have released results of a new laboratory study showing that larval Pacific cod response to elevated carbon dioxide levels in the ocean varies depending on their stage... Full story

 

Seattle Approves Terminal 91 Uplands Development

Seattle Approves Terminal 91 Uplands Development The Port of Seattle Commission has approved $4 million for the Terminal 91 (T-91) Uplands Development Phase 1 in support of the Port's development of... 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

 

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