Tough act to follow
Our annual yearbook issue is an opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments and the biggest hurdles we face as an industry. Last year it seemed there was a glimmer of hope on the horizon for many fisheries. Salmon were coming back on the West Coast; scallops were scoring well for Northeast fishermen; Florida fishermen were making healthy catches if few others in the Gulf of Mexico were.
Calif. comes to Canadian yard; from harpoon to rod and reel
Cory Guimond at Millennium Marine in Escuminac, New Brunswick, has probably sent more boats to the West Coast than any other boatbuilder in eastern Canada or Maine. At last count, he's put 10 boats on long-haul trucks for the drive across the states. Two of the boats have gone to Alaska.
A New Perspective
After nearly losing a son at sea, a family looks to the future.
By Kirk Moore
Jimmy Harris made national headlines two years ago when, while working 70 miles out to sea on his father's boat, he nearly died after leaking gas knocked him unconscious in a fish hold filled with 12 tons of squid.
The media attention is long gone now. But the effects of the near-tragic accident still linger with Jimmy, his father, his family and the close-knit fishing community of Cape May, N.J.
From our archives: Alaska Fisherman's Journal, October 1981
A Pelican in Petersburg
By Jonni Dolan
Early August — Petersburg has a pelican... nobody saw it arrive. Nobody knows why it is here, but everybody is interested in it, and all agree they have never seen anything like it. Pelicans aren't found in Alaska. The North American continent hosts both the brown pelican and the rarer white pelican, but their ranges are nowhere near Alaska. The brown pelicans can be found along the coast of Florida, Texas and sometimes from southeast California to southwest Ontario in the summer, and they spend their winters, admirably, in Guatemala or Florida. The closest known summer habitat of the great white pelican is Williams Lake, British Columbia, at least 550 miles from Petersburg.
Callifornia crabbing: Here's a fun video shot on the decks of the Majestik while catching Dungeness crab off the coast of northern California.
The United Fishermen of Alaska, a statewide commercial fishing industry trade association representing 36 member organizations, announces the election of Jerry McCune of Cordova District Fishermen United as president.
NMFS has announced two senior leadership changes that the agency says align with changes it is making to its West Coast operations.