Our History

National Fisherman's May 1964 cover.

National Fisherman’s May 1964 cover.

National Fisherman is the only publication devoted to covering the entire U.S. commercial fishing industry. The publication that exists today encompasses Maine Coast Fishermen, first published in 1946 and combined in 1960 with a New Hampshire publication bearing our current name: National Fisherman. In 1966, the magazine absorbed Pacific Fisherman as well. Today, our quarterly supplements North Pacific Focus and Pilothouse Guide encompass Alaska Fisherman’s Journal.¬†From our geographically diverse roots comes a simple mission: Informed Fishermen. Profitable Fisheries. Sustainable Fish.