Ship's Blog - Fishermen's Finest

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.

Fishermen's Finest is proud to recognize Rueben Anderson off the U.S. INTREPID as our Crewmember of the Quarter.

Good people are the key to our success; We are proud to be Fishermen's Finest and this video will give you a glimpse into what we're talking about.

Fishermen's Finest is proud to recognize Will Ryan for 5 years of service aboard the US Intrepid.

Fishermen's Finest is proud to offer our crew access to Medical Insurance benefits.

We believe in giving credit where credit is due.

Last Spring, Nor’ East Trawl System’s Takeo Inoue contacted us about testing their ‘Gull Wing’ modified pelagic/bottom trawl door that promised many advantages over our existing doors.  More spread, less weight and and we believe lower impact on the seafloor.

We tested the doors in the Gulf of Alaska starting in July and then again in the Bering Sea in August. Takeo then arranged for the FFI team to visit the Nichimo (parent company of NETS) Tank Test Facility in Shinomoseki Japan last November. Over three days we tested the doors in a controlled setting changing many variables. It was very interesting to see  all that these revolutionary doors can do.

See the Ship’s Blog entry for more on this visit to Japan. Nichimo Tank Test

And then today, I came across the advertisement below for the NETS ‘Gull Wing’ door from the April National Fishermen Magazine.

The ad reminded me of all the people at Nichimo and NETS that took such good care of us on the trip to Japan and continue to with fish trading and fishing gear.  Our hearts go out to our colleagues and their families/friends in Japan in the wake of the Earthquake and Tsunami.

Finally, a special thank you to Takeo for bringing the Gull Wings to our fleet – In addition to the US Intrepid, the American No.1 will start fishing with these doors this next trip.

Fishermen’s Finest ~ a team of excellence ~ our name says it all…