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 Downeast Salmon Federation has received a major grant from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities to ensure and improve the water quality of eastern Maine’s most important rivers, according to the Ellsworth American.

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Louisiana crab fishermen and their catch are feeling the pressure of a downturn in the state economy, and a resulting upturn of people entering the fishery.

“It’s a crazy business right now,” said Pete Gerica, the New Orleans fisherman who now serves as president or the Louisiana Crab Task Force, a legislatively-created board of industry voices that makes recommendations to state government.

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