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American No.1's assistant Chief Engineer made the news in the Idaho Statesman earlier this week.  

Ross Carrico started out as a fish processor aboard the American No.1 just over 6 years ago (June 2010); his wife attended an Employment Informational Meeting in Boise (Ross was at sea) and Ross tracked us down in Bend Oregon to start the hiring process a few months later.

In his time aboard the American No.1, Ross has pursued a career in the Engine Room and has earned his USCG Assistant Engineer's License with support from Fishermen's Finest.  He's working towards his full Chief Engineer's License and we're sure he'll get there soon.  

When he's not aboard the vessel, as you can see in the article, he works with his father in a grounds maintenance company based in Nampa, Idaho.  

Volunteers repair graffiti at Nampa’s Wilson Ponds 



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The father-son owners of a Nampa-based commercial ground maintenance business spent Wednesday morning at Wilson Ponds south of Nampa eliminating some racially based graffiti that appeared over the weekend.

Ron and Ross Carrico did the work as volunteers.

“I grew up out here, so it’s hard to see this kind of thing,” Ron Carrico told Idaho Fish and Game. “I’d take Ross fishing here when he was younger, so giving back like this is simple. It just makes you feel good.”

The graffiti was spray-painted Friday evening on restroom facilities, a 100-foot wall, benches, several dozen signs and an asphalt walking path. Idaho Fish and Game estimated the damage at “thousands of dollars.”

The Carricos responded before Fish and Game had finalized its own cleanup plan.

“I was at the office Tuesday morning figuring out what needed to be done first, and in walks Mr. Carrico wanting to help,” said Dennis Hardy, recreation site foreman for Fish and Game in Nampa. “They are donating everything and they don’t want anything in return.”

FFinest Spirit - we're proud to call Ross Carrico Fishermen's Finest.