Ship's Blog - Fishermen's Finest

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.

Happy Chinese New Year ~ 2012 Year of the Dragon!

As Ms. Park proclaimed at her President's Address on January 10th, WE ARE DRAGON PEOPLE!

See our Ship's blog entry from earlier this month:  Ms. Park's Address

The element associated with the Dragon this year is Water and they while the Dragon is the only legendary animal in the 12 year cycle of animals in the Chinese Zodiac, it is known as a diligent, kind animal and a deliverer of good fortune.

Kung Hei Fat Choi - Happy New Year 2012

Fishermen's Finest ~ a team of excellence ~ our name says it all...

The AMERICAN NO.1 and US INTREPID departed North Pacific Fuel's 'Crowley' dock in Captains Bay (Unalaska port of Dutch Harbor) Thursday January 19th to start the 2012 Season

The US INTREPID and AMERICAN No.1 are pictured above sporting their NETS Systems Gull Wing Doors.  With 100% returning crew and a record amount of work completed in our Seattle Shipyard, we are ready for a safe and productive season ~ good fishing!

The U.S. INTREPID and AMERICAN NO.1 departed the Maritime Industrial Center (aka 'Old Coast Guard Dock') today (January 11th) en route to Dutch Harbor and the start of the 2012 fishing season (January 20th)