Ship's Blog - Fishermen's Finest

Congratulations to our fellow Amendment 80 Company United States Seafoods for the Christening today of the first new entry into the fleet, SEAFREEZE AMERICA.  

America's Finest ® was officially registered on Syttende Mai; seems fitting as the vessel is designed by Skipsteknisk AS of Aalesund Norway.

She is currently under construction at Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes, WA - Hull #63


Photo by Harry von Stark www.FloatingSteel.com at Dakota Creek Industries - week 46

Fishermen's Finest® and America's Finest® = a team of excellence. 

Fishermen's Finest is a team of family and friends and it shows.  Nowhere is this more evident than in our Captain Erin B. Moore.  

On April 17, 1986 Ms. Park hired Erin to work aboard the AMERICAN NO.1 as a fish processor.  An American Dream story, Erin worked his way up through the ranks to deck and then to the wheelhouse as First Mate aboard the US INTREPID in 1997 and up to Captain in 2003.  In 2012, he came full circle and was promoted to Captain of the AMERICAN No.1 - the same ship he started out as a fish processor aboard some 26 years earlier.  

Today, we were proud to acknowledge Erin's hardwork, dedication, fishing skills, seamanship, management and overall excellence in all that he does - FOR 30 YEARS.


 

We believe safety isn't an accident - you have to work proactively to maintain a safe workplace and to train a safe workforce.  That is why we encourage our crew to better themselves by attending safety courses offered through organazations such as

Not only do we encourage our crew, we step up to the plate and pay for our crew to attend.  Further, a more trained crewmember will move up in the pay scale aboard the vessels.  It's a win-win-win.

229th Plenary Session

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council will meet the week of June 6, 2016 at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center, 235 E. Rezanof Drive, Kodiak, Alaska. Details of meetings to be held during the week follow: 

Scientific and Statistical Committee:  8:00 am, June 6-8, Harbor Room, Best Western     
Advisory Panel:  8:00 am, June 7-11 , Elks Lodge
Council:  8:00 am, June 8-14, Pavilion Room, Convention Center
Enforcement Committee:  1-4 pm, June 7, Stellar Room, Convention Center
Legislative Committee (T):  Pavilion Room, Convention Center

Ms. Park steps the mast of America's Finest TM
Nick Diemert, Rick Kirschman, Helena Park, Tim Lewis, & Justin Walker

Pictured above, Ms. Park places a 2014 American Eagle $50 coin under the mast of America's Finest TM today at Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes, WA.  We signed our vessel construction contract with Dakota Creek Industries on November 18, 2014.

Ms. Park said 'this is a good luck symbol and it is also commemorates the linkage between the past, current, and future.  In other words, our 30 years of work transforming into the future - the work that we have done has made this day possible - completing our vision for the future and spearheading the rebuilding of the North Pacific fleet.  We look beyond our fleet, always [American No.1 and US Intrepid].'