We are thrilled to present the latest summer edition of National Fisherman, packed with insightful articles that we hope you’ll find both informative and engaging. Here’s a quick overview of what you can expect to read in this issue:

Around the Coasts: Explore the latest developments as Seafood Watch targets oysters and discover the current situation for Florida fishermen awaiting much-needed hurricane aid.

Deck Wear: Stay up-to-date with the newest trends in boots, rainwear, and essential layers for deckhands and fishermen.

Boatbuilding: Take a closer look at Mr. Pete, a classic New England dragger that has been given a modern update, combining tradition with innovation.

Market Report: Discover the encouraging prospects for Chesapeake Bay blue crabs and the exciting opportunities on the horizon.

Highliners: Meet Terry Alexander from Maine and Jerry Sansom from Florida, two exceptional individuals making waves in the fishing industry with their remarkable skills and dedication.

Port Profile: Experience life in Dutch Harbor, the gateway to Alaska's Wild West, where the fishing industry thrives and adventure awaits at every turn.

Cover Story Profile: Join us as we delve into the inspiring journey of Kenny Heath, a Virginia waterman who triumphantly returns to the bay after a near-fatal accident, showcasing resilience and determination.

Gear Shifts: Explore the world of sophisticated rods and reels specifically designed for commercial bluefin tuna fishing, where precision and performance are paramount.

We hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together. As always, thank you for your continued support of National Fisherman.

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