Ship's Blog - Fishermen's Finest

Here’s a video from yesterday as the American No.1 left Dutch Harbor starting trip 29, 2010

Good luck ~ Good Fishing

As you’ll recall, Fishermen’s Finest, Inc., U.S. Fishing, LLC, and North Pacific Fishing, Inc. sued the Secretary of Commerce, former Washington State Governor Gary Locke, for failing to protect the Cod fishermen who were excluded from the pollock monopoly (American Fisheries Act) when enacting Amendment 85 to the Fisheries Management Plan of the North Pacific.

Read more about the case and the apeal to the 9th District court at Wesley Loy’s Deckboss blog:

http://deckboss.blogspot.com/2010/01/fishermens-finest-loses-cod-appeal.html

We are not giving up on pursuing what is right for those of us who rely on cod and were unfairly excluded from the lucrative pollock monopoly.

We look forward to the United States Supreme Court agreeing to hear the case and justice finally being served for not only Fishermen’s Finest, but all who have been negatively impacted by Amendment 85.

Fishermen’s Finest is proud to acknowledge Paul Petersen as our employee of the quarter.

Paul started out with us on the US Intrepid in 2002 and then moved over to the American No.1 in 2004.  Over the years, Paul has progressed from processor to deckhand and is currently working in the Engine Room on our flagship vessel.  He’s an ambitious, dedicated, hard working individual that embodies all the traits of a leader aboard the American No.1.  Most of all, he’s a good shipmate and we’re glad to have him aboard.

We look forward to Paul achieving his USCG Engineer’s license in the near future and another opportunity opening up for him at Fishermen’s Finest.

If you see Paul aboard the boat or in the Shipyard, please be sure say hello and congratulate him, as we do, for being named Fishermen’s Finest employee of the 3rd Quarter 2010!

With our vessel names, American No.1 and U.S. Intrepid, it seems only natural to have a blog entry celebrating the Fourth of July!

This photo was taken by our neighbor, Joe Alaska on Haystack hill; fox playing in the wildflowers and our Raven House flag.

Happy Independence Day – good fishing to our vessels in the Gulf of Alaska!

The American No.1 and US Intrepid called on Seward Alaska this week, in preperation for the July 1 Gulf of Alaska Fishery.

The sun came out for a few hours on Monday; as you can see in the video above, Seward is beautiful. Our vessels were in good company with several cruise ships over the few days we were there calling on the Dale Lindsey Alaska Railroad Depot.

Thanks to our good friends at Shoreside Petroleum for fascilitating our visit:

www.shoresidepetroleum.com

Fishermen’s Finest will be recruiting for processors in Seward Alaska on Monday June 28th; please visit www.sewardcitynews.com for more information and don’t forget to visit our employment page on this site.

June 3rd was Dutch Harbor Remembrance Day in Alaska. Flags were flown at half staff in honor of those killed and injured during the bombing of Dutch Harbor 68 years ago.

Photo courtesy of US Parks Service - Dutch Harbor attack 6/3/1942

For more information, visit the US Parks Service website
http://www.nps.gov/aleu/historyculture/raid-dutch-harbor.htm

Additional information at the National Guard link below

http://www.ng.mil/resources/photo_gallery/heritage/aleutians.html

And of course, if you are in Dutch Harbor, you should visit the World War II museum next to the Tom Madsen Airport

Aleutian World War II National Historic Museum

http://www.nps.gov/aleu/historyculture/upload/Aleutian%20World%20War%20II%20Visitor%20Center.pdf

Of note, our Raven House is an ex-WWII structure, originally built in 1930.

Raven House - 296 Raven Way, Unalaska, AK 99685