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West Coast & Pacific Viewpoints
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It’s hard to be the voice of reason vs. billions in global sales. If you can’t compete with a colorful fan of international bills, good luck making your voice heard over the din of ca-chings.

Northeast Viewpoints
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On the morning of Sept. 16, fog had reduced visibility to about 50 yards over the waters near Pumpkin Ledge when two lobster boats collided.

Alaska Seattle Fishermen's Memorial Viewpoints
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About 10,000 people streamed into Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle on Saturday, Sept. 23, for the…

Northeast Viewpoints
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The Working Waterfront Festival returned to New Bedford, Mass., on Sept. 23 with locals and visitors from afar filling the waterfront to dive into a taste of the fishing life and learn about the port’s commercial fleet.

Alaska Viewpoints
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After Trump’s election, there has been plenty to be unsure about. I do not want to be unsure about the role of women in Bristol Bay.

Northeast Carlos Seafood boats tied up in New Bedford, Mass., in 2016. Doug Stewart photo. Viewpoints
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OK, OK, I get it! Carlos Rafael, aka, “The Codfather,” has done some pretty reprehensible things while amassing what seemingly is the largest percentage of ownership of the U.S. multispecies groundfish fleet.

Alaska stay alive Viewpoints
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It’s time to take a time out. Maybe not a long one, just a few minutes to think about what we’re doing.

Alaska Max Mezich and Jenni Baker aboard the Jennifer Lynn, a 42-foot salmon gillnetter hailing out of Port Moller, Alaska. Viewpoints
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As if the commercial fishing life isn’t romantic enough, consider the collaboration of Max Mezich and Jenni Baker, two 22-year-olds, who fell in love then took their piscine passions to the back deck of a salmon gillnetter.

Alaska AMSEA's executive director Jerry Dzugan floats in an immersion suit as part of a training exercise. AMSEA photo. Viewpoints
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Sometimes things go the way you planned, and sometimes they don’t. This is true of fishing seasons as well as putting together a magazine. The biggest difference is that unexpected changes at my job don’t result in the loss of lives, boats or full holds.

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