Good Luck Observers

Fishermen's Finest hosted a group of NMFS Federal Fisheries Observer trainees at the Maritime Industrial Center on Friday. It was a great opportunity for the observers to get a first hand look at our two trawlers and our crew provided hands on information of our operations.

NMFS Observer Class visits FFI Shipyard ~ January 6, 2012

A group of about 30 observers and supervisors were present and all of us at Fishermen's Finest wish them the best of luck! Fishermen's Finest has a rich tradition in the development of sustainable seafood and in support of the precautionary resource management programs developed by our industry and the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council. We are committed to being good stewards of our nation's resources - a responsibility that supports our employees, coastal communities, and seafood consumers around the world.

For more information about the Amendment 80 BSAI (Bering Sea and Aleutian Island) FMP (Fishery Management Plan), visit the following page:

Amendment 80

Note that while we operate in the A.80 fisheries, we have 2 Federal Observers aboard at all times; during our GOA (Gulf of Alaska) operations, we carry one observer. For more information regarding our observer contractor, visit their website:


And finally, for overall information about the Federal Observer Program, visit the following link:

Alaska Fisheries Science Center