Ship's Blog - Fishermen's Finest

Fishermen's Finest is proud to acknowledge former US Liberator, American No.1 and US Intrepid skipper Konrad Sivert Uri for lifetime achievement in the fishing industry. Konrad was awarded the Person of the Year award Saturday night at the 59th Annual Northwest Fisheries Association holiday function at the Grand Hyatt in Seattle.

We all join in wishing our family and friends in the fishing industry a Happy Thanksgiving! As we near the end of our first week in Shipyard at the end of a record year for our vessels F/V American No.1 and US Intrepid, we take a day to reflect on the past year and give thanks.

Fishermen's Finest is proud to recognize Jake Moyer, Chief Steward/Chef US Intrepid as our Crewmember of the Quarter. Jake joined our team back in 2008 and has set a new standard for cooks and vessel management at Fishermen's Finest.

Fishermen's Finest is proud to recognize Amanda Heyano for 10 years of dedicated service. Amanda, a native of Dillingham Alaska started under the Fishermen's Finest - Bristol Bay Economic Development Corp (BBEDC) internship program back in 2001; a 6 month internship that worked its way into a 10 year management position.

Fishermen's Finest is proud to welcome Mike Szymanski to our team as Government Affairs Consultant.  As a lifelong Alaskan, former State Senator from Alaska and 22 years of fishing industry background, Mr. Szymanski is going to work with Susan Robinson on a variety of issues that impact our Amendment 80 sector.

Fishermen's Finest is proud to recognize Carlos Cuevas for 15 years of exceptional service. Carlos joined our team back in 1996 and has worked on both our flagship vessel AMERICAN No.1 as well as his current ship US INTREPID.

A story that anyone who has been around FFI for any period of time has heard; back on April 17, 1986 Ms. Park hired Erin Moore to work aboard the F/T American No.1. Now some 25 years later Captain Moore is a skipper aboard the F/T US Intrepid. We are proud to acknowledge Erin's hardwork, dedication, fishing skills, seamanship, managment and overall excellence in all that he does.

Fishermen's Finest is pleased and proud to recognize the achievement of Paul Petersen - our newest US Coast Guard licensed Engineer.