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.

Videos

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 www.ageniusproject.com 
 
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

The Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance recently announced that the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation has awarded the organization a Hollings Grant to reduce whale entanglements in Alaska salmon fisheries by increasing the use of acoustic whale pingers to minimize entanglements in fishing gear.

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Last week, Alaska senators Lisa Murkowski (R), Dan Sullivan (R) and Rep. Don Young (R) asked Secretary of State John Kerry to negotiate with Canadian leaders to make sure appropriate environmental safeguards are in place for mine development in Southeast Alaska.

The congressional delegation explained the importance of this issue to Alaskans and the need for assurances that the water quality in transboundary waters between Alaska and Canada will be maintained.

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