Ship's Blog - Fishermen's Finest

For the past 7 months or so, Fishermen's Finest has been garnering support for a project to 'forever change the face of the American fishing vessel fleet.' We call this project the American Fishing Vessel Rebuilding Project.

The European Seafood Exposition held it's 20th annual seafood show in Brussels, Belgium last week. The fisheries represented by the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council, the richest fish stocks in the world were well represented, particularly by our sector's cooperative, The Alaska Seafood Coop ("AKSC").

Amber Christensen-Fox of Port Heiden just completed an office/shipyard internship with Fishermen's Finest, as sponsored by the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation ("BBEDC")

Our primary port of call for the Gulf of Alaska Fisheries of Fishermen's Finest is Sand Point. Located on the Southern side of the Alaska Peninsula, Sand Point is about a days steam from Dutch Harbor and provides shoreside services for the American No.1 and US Intrepid during the months of April, July, and October.

Fishermen's Finest had the pleasure of visiting the Alaska Peninsual this past week, supporting the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation's (BBEDC) Career fair in King Salmon (Naknek), and Dillingham (BBEDC's headquarters). While we were there, we visited Sand Point, our homeport each year since 1986 for the months of April, July, and October.

We received our copy of the National Fisherman magazine in today's mail and there is a nice article about our flagship vessel, AMERICAN NO.1 and her role as a pivotal boat design in the American fisheries.

The new Unalaska port of Dutch Harbor Convention and Visitors Bureau Visitors Guide came out this month and Fishermen's Finest is pleased to have our Flagship Vessel AMERICAN NO.1 prominately displayed with former Unalaska mayor and current Natural Resources Analyst Frank Kelty's article regarding Unalaska and its role in the fishery resources of our nation.

Fishermen's Finest distributed our annual crew letters to our active crew via email and First Class mail today. We are proud to offer our dedicated crew access to Medical, Dental, Vision insurance as well as retirement planning through the Fishermen's Finest, Inc. 401(K) plan.  IMPORTANT: February is Open Enrollment month for insurance - Crew that wish to participate in our insurance plan effective March 1st must enroll in February - if you miss open enrollment, you will not have another chance until NEXT YEAR - 2013. If you are already a participant, you do not need to do anything.