National Fisherman

Fisherman and filmmaker Jason Crosby is restoring a family heirloom wooden seiner in Port Townsend, Wash. Watch the progress and follow the story of the Genius, featured in National Fisherman's September issue.


Those were the golden years
Follow Jason Crosby's progress as he restores a wooden seiner built in 1920.

Genius 2013
This old boat: Steaming wood and installing new frames.

Genius — Beam me up
Attaching new beam ends on the bow of the Genius as another Skansie Shipyard-built boat moves into the neighborhood.

Genius — We can become
Scraping, sanding, painting, pounding, tearing, uncovering family artifacts: Things are coming along on the Genius project.

More on the Genius Project at 
More of Jason Crosby's fishing films on YouTube

More squid than squid
Shoot to thrill
Catcher cowboys: The 2013 Sitka sac roe herring fishery
Real women, real fishing: In Southeast Alaska aboard the Miss Danica


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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