Ship's Blog - Fishermen's Finest

Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America is North America’s largest seafood exposition. Thousands of buyers and suppliers from around the world attend the annual, three-day exposition to meet, network and do business. Attending buyers represent importers, exporters, wholesalers, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, and other retail and foodservice companies. Exhibiting suppliers offer the newest seafood products, processing and packaging equipment, and services available in the seafood market. The exposition is sponsored by the National Fisheries Institute. 

For more information on Fishermen's Finest, please visit the following exhibitors (and be sure to ask about America's Finest TM under construction at Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes, WA):

Fishermen's Finest, a team of excellence, our name says it all. 

The first crewshare settlements of the 2016 season will be issued this week - follow our calendar for updates as the year progresses.  We'd like to take this opportunity to remind our FFinest crew that we encourage you to enroll in direct deposit so that your funds will be in your account at midnight on payday.  As the saying goes, 'Get Direct Deposit and Get Paid Faster.'

This will also allow you to access your funds via internet connection aboard the vessels while at sea.  The days of 'the check's in the mail' are gone!

Fishermen's Finest, a team of excellence, our name says it all.

As is customary at Fishermen's Finest, we celebrate the Chinese New Year.  Based upon the lunar calendar, February 8th marks the beginning of the year of the Monkey.  It is customary to wish people 'Kung Hei Fat Choi' or 'Congratulations and best wishes for a prosperous new year.'  We wholeheartedly embrace this sentiment.   

"Monkeys" are witty, intelligent and have a magnetic personality. 

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.

THIS IS IT - January 31st is the last chance for the FFinest Crew to participate in our Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance until 2017 - DON'T MISS OUT!

The 2016 season is underway as of Tuesday January 19th - The US Intrepid departed from the Dutch Harbor side at 13:40 and the American No.1 departed from Captains Bay less than an hour later.

FFinest Crew - don't miss out on your Fishermen's Benefits:

Fishermen's Finest has the following available to you as part of our team:

We will have Todd from Parker Smith Feek, and Tara from Sovereign Wealth Advisors available to answer any questions you may have at the start of the season - contract signing.

Watch our Facebook, Twitter, and Calendar for more information.

Fishermen's Finest ~ a team of excellence ~ our name says it all. 

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council will meet the week of February 1, 2016 at the Benson Hotel, 309 Southwest Broadway, Portland, Oregon.

Meetings to be held during the week are:

  • Scientific and Statistical Committee: February 1-3, 2016 8:00 am - Cambridge/Oxford
  • Advisory Panel: February 2-5, 2016 8:00 am - Crystal Ballroom
  • Ecosystem Committee: February 2, 2016 1:00 pm
  • Legislative Committee (T): February 2, 2016 1:00 pm
  • Council: February 3-9, 2016 8:00 am - Mayfair

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

Click for AGENDA as of January 5, 2016