With a blend of nostalgia and excitement, we share some significant news. After 78 years of delivering the latest in commercial fishing through our printed pages, National Fisherman is taking a leap into the future by transitioning to an exclusively online platform.

Starting in Spring 2024, National Fisherman magazine will bid farewell to its print edition. This decision is rooted in our commitment to adapting to the evolving media landscape, ensuring that we can continue providing you with top-notch coverage of daily news and insights from the commercial fishing industry.

National Fisherman, traces its roots back to 1946 with the inception of Maine Coast Fishermen. In 1960, it merged with a New Hampshire publication, adopting its name. Subsequently, in 1966, the magazine absorbed Pacific Fisherman into its fold. Penobscot Marine Museum / National Fisherman collection photo.

We want to express our deep gratitude for your unwavering support over the years. National Fisherman has been more than just a magazine; it's been a community uniting people passionate about the sea, fishing, and the livelihoods it supports. Your loyalty has fueled our dedication to delivering quality content. While we say goodbye to the print edition, we're thrilled to announce that National Fisherman will live on through our online platform at NationalFisherman.com. Here, you'll discover the same in-depth analysis, breaking news, and compelling stories you've come to expect from us – just a click away. We invite you to join us as a member of our community with National Fisherman+.

Embracing the digital realm allows us to offer real-time updates, enhanced multimedia content, and a more interactive experience. Our website will be a hub for the latest trends, expert opinions, and community discussions within the commercial fishing industry.

From newsprint to standard magazine format, National Fisherman's legacy, built by thousands of contributors spanning coast to coast over the years, will endure in the online realm.

As we embark on this new chapter, we encourage you to stay connected with us through our website and social media, where your daily dose of news and commercial fishing insights awaits. The camaraderie and passion that define the National Fisherman community will persist, bridging the gap between sea and screen.

Thank you for being an integral part of our journey. We eagerly anticipate serving you in this digital age and sincerely appreciate your continued support as we cast our nets into the boundless waters of online storytelling.

The National Fisherman Team

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