National Fisherman

2014 Business Classified Ad Rates

Sizes and Dimensions

Column Dimensions:

1 column: 1.3125"     4 columns: 5.6"
2 columns: 2.75"     5 columns: 7.05"
3 columns: 4.18"    

minimum height: 1"
maximum height: 9.5"

Size: To determine your ad size (columns per inch), first multiply the number of columns by the number of inches deep.

Classifieds Rates

Display Rates:

8-12 issues – $60 per column inch

1-7 issues – $70 per column inch

Cost: To determine your ad cost, multiply your ad size by the price per column inch or the number of issues of you are scheduling.


Issue     Materials Due 
March      Jan 8


    Feb 5 
May      Mar 14
June      Apr 18
July      May 16
August      June 13
September      July 18
October      Aug 15
November      Sep 19
December      Oct 17
January 2015     Nov 14
February 2015     Dec 19


Requirements & Material Specifications

Acceptable formats - Ads should be submitted as high resolution PDF files. Ads created in InDesign must include all postscript printer and screen fonts. We accept supporting files for graphics, logos and art in the following applications:

  • Adobe Illustrator (v 8.0 and higher) eps/ai (PC or MAC) (All fonts should be converted to outlines, all logos should be embedded).
  • Adobe Photoshop (v 4.0 and higher) eps/tiff/pcx (PC or MAC) Text should be created in separate vector based program for optimum resolution.
  • Adobe Acrobat (v 4.0 and higher)

Note: Photos submitted should be at a resolution of 300 dpi or higher as a jpeg/tiff/eps.

Design/Production Department - The classifieds have a full-service design department to create all types of classified ads. All classified ads are designed free of charge.

Cancellations or Changes – Please contact classified department 2 months before cover date to cancel or by the 1st of each month to change to an existing ad for the next available issue.

Payment – No agency commission on classified ads. Ads must be prepaid in advance unless otherwise stipulated by contract or credit application.

For More Information

Adam Shaw

Phone: 207-842-5496

Toll free: 800-842-5603





Inside the Industry

NMFS has awarded 16 grants totaling more than $2.5 million as part of its Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program.

The program supports the development of technological solutions and changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch and aims to to find creative approaches and strategies for reducing bycatch, seabird interactions, and post-release mortality in federally managed fisheries.


Abe Williams, who was elected to the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association board last spring, has been selected as the new president as of September.

Williams fishes the F/V Crimson Fury, and is president of Nuna Resources, a nonprofit that supports sustainable resource development in rural Alaska, including fighting for an international solution to issues raised by the proposed Pebble Mine project.

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