National Fisherman

  • Saltwater Soldier

    Dave Clark started working on a salmon seiner the year after he graduated from Miami of Ohio in 1997. He hasn't missed a summer fishing season in Alaska since. He and his wife just bought their first house in Juneau where Dave is currently purse seining and dreaming of the day when his two young boys can crew for him.

  • Hooked: One woman at sea, trolling for truth

    Tele (pronounced Tell-ah) is a tree hugging, tofu eating, feminist commercial fisherman, memoirist, and blogger. Raised in a Wasilla veterinary clinic, she began trolling out of Sitka at age 7. Twenty-eight years later, she runs the F/V Nerka with her partner, photographer Joel Brady-Power, and Bear the Boat Cat.

  • Highliners and Homecomings

    Jen Karuza Schile is a writer who grew up in a multi-generation fishing family and spent several summers in Southeast Alaska working as a deckhand aboard the family vessel. Now married to a commercial fisherman and caring for her three young children, she writes about the fishing family lifestyle and adventures at www.commercialfishingmom.com. She is the author of Captain of Her Crew: The Commercial Fishing Mom’s Guide to Navigating Life at Home.

  • The Fishing Blues

    Robin Blue is the wife of a commercial fisherman and mother of two little boys. Robin and her husband, Zed Blue, own and operate the F/V Robin Blue fishing for Dungeness crab off the Washington Coast. The Fishing Blues blog is primarily a site for Robin to share the stories and challenges of her commercial fishing family, but also serves as a way to connect with other fishing families. In addition, Robin addresses issues within the fishing industry, promotes wild fisheries, and encourages seafood consumption with advice and recipes.

  • The Dented Bucket: A Fisherman's Blog

    John Lee is a Rhode Island-based writer and a deckhand on an inshore fishing boat. The Dented Bucket is about fish and fishing; it’s about our experience with the sea – seafood to salt marshes – the whole tangled mix of it.

  • Corey's Fishing News

    Corey is a photographer and Alaskan commercial fisherman. From 2003-2010 he worked as a deckhand on the Bering Sea crabber f/v Rollo and more recently, captains a wild salmon gillnetting operation in Bristol Bay, Alaska. The off season is filled with travel, gallery exhibitions, magazine and ad photography assignments mixed with a bit of backyard gardening, cat maintenance, and skateboarding in Portland, Oregon.

  • Matt's Fresh Fish

    Matt Marinkovich gillnets for salmon out of Friday Harbor, WA. He sells his catch locally on San Juan and Orcas Island.

  • The Rudderpost

    Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman magazine and NationalFisherman.com.

  • Mixed Catch

    In Mixed Catch, NF Senior Editor Linc Bedrosian spotlights a wide range of commercial fishing-related news items from coast to coast.

  • Coastlines

    National Fisherman's Melissa Wood shares her stories as a writer and editor covering the U.S. fishing industry.

  • At Sea Diary

    Matt Marinkovich's weekly At Sea Diary entry is a popular feature of the National Fisherman Web site, and now you can post your own reflections on Matt's experiences fishing in the Pacific Northwest and North Pacific....

  • Boats & Gear

    The Boats & Gear blog is overseen by our Boats & Gear editor, Michael Crowley. It explores new construction projects, electronics, gear and equipment for the commercial fishing industry.

National Fisherman Live

Brian Rothschild of the Center for Sustainable Fisheries on revisions to the Magnuson-Stevens Act.

National Fisherman Live: 4/8/14

Inside the Industry

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is currently soliciting applicants for open advisory panel seats as well as applications from scientists interested in serving on its Scientific and Statistical Committee.

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The North Carolina Fisheries Association (NCFA), a nonprofit trade association representing commercial fishermen, seafood dealers and processors, recently announced a new leadership team. Incorporated in 1952, its administrative office is in Bayboro, N.C.

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