Ship's Blog - Fishermen's Finest

Congratulation TEAM FFinest - we broke the 70 trip goal for 2016 - 72 actually.  Good Work!  As we planned earlier in the year, those crew meeting the criteria set forth in our Ship's Blog Bonus & Hawks will be eligible for a monetary bonus as well as a ticket to the Seahawks v. Cardinals game on 12/24/16.

All Seahawk tickets must be picked up by the 12/21 Anacortes Open Enrollment/Retirement Planning Meeting.

Thank you for your hard work and dedication to Fishermen's Finest - a team of excellence - our name says it all! 

231st Plenary Session The North Pacific Fishery Management Council will meet the week of December 5, 2016 at the Hilton Hotel, 500 W. 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501.

It's no secret that Fishermen's Finest strives to produce the best quality seafood products available anywhere in the world.

With our headquarters in Kirkland and our vessels AMERICAN No.1, US INTREPID, and soon AMERICA'S FINEST hailing primarily from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, be on the look out for Alaska's Finest TM fish products (wholesale & retail)

Products include:  

  • Fresh Frozen at Sea Whole Round Fish
  • Fresh Frozen at Sea Fish (Headed and Cleaned)
  • Premium Grade Fish Meal
  • Premium Grade Fish Oil
  • Other specialty products as market demands

Fishermen's Finest, Alaska's Finest, and America's Finest ~ a team of excellence.  


FFinest Crew - HEADS UP - December 2016 is our Open Enrollment month for Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance enrollment.

Watch for more details to come, but it is important that you enroll for 2017 insurance in December 2016 if you want to participate in the Fishermen's Finest comprehensive employee benefit program that will meet the overall needs for you and your family for the calendar year 2017.

#GetCovered Mark your calendar for 2 options for more information -  

See our Ship's bLog from this past summer for more information on FFinest Retirement Planning

FFinest Crew, do the adult thing, participate in your Fishermen's Finest Benefits Package, offering you access to Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance and Retirement Planning. 

We believe safety isn't an accident - you have to work proactively to maintain a safe workplace and to train a safe workforce.  That is why we encourage our crew to better themselves by attending safety courses offered through organizations such as

Not only do we encourage our crew, we step up to the plate and pay for our crew to attend.  Further, a more trained crewmember will move up in the pay scale aboard the vessels.  It's a win-win-win.

As is our custom at Fishermen's Finest, we try to find some time to have a little fun on Halloween; pictured above, Renee Brem, Eugene Park, Debbie Kowalski, Mike Guy, Kristian Uri, Courtney Banks & Wayne Okino.  

Kristian Uri and Liz Stout at the Seattle Propeller Club September 19, 2016

INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE -  rebuilding our American Fishing Fleet

Skipsteknisk's proven 'World Class' of trawlers, numbering 16+ worldwide 

Monday, October 10th marked another important development in bringing America's Finest® to life at Dakota Creek Shipyard in Anacortes, WA.


Video of this engine coming to life on the test bed in Augsburg Germany: 1700hrs August 26, 2015

And this is what she'll look like when it's all said and done aboard America's Finest® (stay tuned)

Along with the 4,800kw main engine, the Reintjes Reduction Gear and Hyundai 2,900kw shaft generator were also lifted aboard.  With this state of the art propulsion/generator system, America's Finest® will have the lowest carbon footprint in Alaska.

Read more from a newspaper article last week:  Building America's Finest by Jeremiah O'Hagan 

Fishermen's Finest, Skipsteknisk, Dakota Creek Industries, MAN Diesel - a team of Excellence!