Ship's Blog - Fishermen's Finest

Fishermen’s Finest Trawlers Offload In Seward   by Gavin Stern for the Seward Journal August 1, 2012

Fishermen’s Finest are back.

Intrepid, a 185-foot long commercial trawler, and its partner, 160-foot American Number 1, offloaded 700 tons of fish at the Seward cruise ship terminal on July 21. Both of the Seattle-based ships are owned by Fishermen’s Finest of Seattle, Washington.

“We like to say they have the two best boats,” said Bob Hezel, captain of the Intrepid. Hezel, from Whidbey Island, Washington, has fished the Gulf of Alaska for 33 years.

Fishermen's Finest is proud to recognize Thomas as our Employee of the Quarter. Thomas is a role model for all who work for Fishermen's Finest.  He started in 1999 aboard our former freezer Longliner F/V US Liberator (now owned and operated by Aleutian Spray Fisheries) as a processor and worked his way up aboard the Liberator before transferring over to the F/V American No.1.  If you're counting, that puts him at 13 (lucky thirteen) years with us - we consider ourselves lucky to have him aboard.

June 3rd is Dutch Harbor Remembrance Day in Alaska. 70 Years ago this weekend, the first hostile action by the Japanese on Alaskan soil took place in Dutch Harbor.

Fishermen's Finest CTD (Corporate Travel Dept.) is a fully accredited CTD with the ARC (Airline Reporting Corporation) and operates under the Sabre GDS.

'A family that plays together, stays together' A group of Fishermen's Finest recently took advantage of time ashore to vacation together at the Greenbrier Golf Club in West Virginia.

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")