Ship's Blog - Fishermen's Finest

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].'

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.

The 228th Plenary Session of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council will meet the week of April 4, 2016 at the Hilton Hotel, 500 W. 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK.

Other meetings to be held during the week are:

Scientific and Statistical Committee: April 4-6, 8am, King Salmon/Iliamna Room
Advisory Panel: April 5-8, 8:00 am, Dillingham/Katmai Room
Council: April 6-12, 8:00 am, Aleutian Room
Halibut Management Committee: April 4, 1-5 pm, Chart Room
Ecosystem Committee: April 4, 9:30 - 5:00 pm, Old Federal Bldg, 605 W. 4th Ave. #205
RQE Committee: April 5, 1:00 pm, Fireweed Room
IFQ Crew Workshop: April 7, 5:15-7 pm, Fireweed Room

All meetings are open to the public, except executive sessions.

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.