National Fisherman's 2010 Highliners
Our industry may be facing challenges, but it's not for a lack of dedicated leaders. This year's Highliners demonstrate dedication to viable management in the most challenging regulatory environment U.S. fishermen have seen.
Maryland's Bob Evans has worked every level of government — and just about everywhere else — on behalf of fishermen and their communities.
With five boats, Mainer Jim Odlin is a one-man employment agency. He's also a member of the New England council who does not shrink from the future, as scary as it sometimes seems.
Rhode Islander David Spencer harbors no illusions about the difficulty of developing equitable fisheries management. And when his understated leadership yields progress, he is quick to credit to others. Most everyone else, however, seems to credit him.
Congratulations to National Fisherman's 2010 Highliners. — Jerry Fraser
Callifornia crabbing: Here's a fun video shot on the decks of the Majestik while catching Dungeness crab off the coast of northern California.
Over 500 lots of seafood processing equipment formerly owned by Adak Seafood will be sold at auction on Tuesday, June 18, starting at 10 a.m. Hawaiian-Aleutian Daylight Time at the Hilton Garden Inn in Anchorage Alaska.
The equipment is located in a recently updated 250,000 square foot state-of-the-art processing facility in Adak, Alaska. Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Hilco Industrial, which conducts 75 machinery and equipment auctions in a wide range of industries annually, will conduct the auction.
Adak Seafood opened originally as Ada Fisheries in Anchorage in 1986. The facility, updated in 2005, is located on the island of Adak, the southernmost city in Alaska near the western end of the Aleutian Islands. The facility processed cod primarily, as well as halibut, blackcod, crab and pollock, Hilco says.
Alaska fisherman and commercial fisheries activist Kevin Adams was elected chairman at the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute board of directors meeting on May 9 in Anchorage.
The governor-appointed board consists of seven members: five seafood processors and two industry representatives actively engaged in commercial fishing. Adams was appointed to fill a harvester seat by Gov. Frank Murkowski in 2004.
With 38 years of fishing experience in Bristol Bay, Adams has long been an active member in the Alaska fishing industry, ASMI says. He has worked for both the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation and the Bering Sea Fisherman's Association, and represents Alaska fishermen on numerous boards.