“Eco-Trawler” America’s Finest Makes Long-awaited Debut

"Eco-Trawler" America's Finest Makes Long-awaited Debut Fishermen’s News, March 1, 2019 -By Peter Marsh -Long before it made the headlines (see Jones Act Waiver below) in 2017, the 260-foot trawler/processor F/V America’s Finest for Fishermen’s...

Developing Machine Vision to Collect More Timely Fisheries Data

Developing Machine Vision to Collect More Timely Fisheries Data NOAA Fisheries, May 31, 2018 -Government scientists, academia, and fishermen are working together to develop innovative monitoring tools to identify and measure fish from digital images. This technology...

Yellowfin Sole Harvest in Bering Sea Sprinting After Slow Start

Yellowfin Sole Harvest in Bering Sea Sprinting After Slow Start undercurrentnews.com, May 11, 2018 -By Jason Huffman -Harvesters of yellowfin sole in Alaska’s Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) have overcome a slow start to the season and now are operating at such...

Eastern Shipbuilding Group Launches North Star

Eastern Shipbuilding Group Launches North Star PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – The North Star is a freezer stern trawling vessel built for Iquique U.S. The ship is 261 feet and six inches long and was launched from the Nelson Shipyard after being christened. The...

Modernizing Fisheries Management Should Benefit All Sectors

Fishermen’s News, April 1, 2018 By Shannon Carroll & Susie Zagorski For more than forty years, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) has utilized a precautionary science-based approach to fisheries management. This approach has led to some of the...

Device Measures and Identifies Bycatch

KMXT 100.1FM Kodiak, Alaska, March 21, 2018 By Kayla Desroches A researcher is developing a device that could help make monitoring halibut bycatch more efficient. Craig Rose from FishNext Research is in town for Kodiak’s fisheries trade show, ComFish, and will talk...