Ship's Blog - Fishermen's Finest

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council will meet the week of October 5, 2015 at the Hilton Hotel, 500 W. 3rd Avenue. Anchorage, Alaska

Other meetings to be held during the week are:

Scientific and Statistical Committee: October 5-7, 2015 – Hilton – King Salmon/Iliamna
Advisory Panel: October 6-10, 2015 – Hilton – Dillingham/Katmai
Enforcement Committee: October 6, 2015 (Room TBA)
Legislative Committee: October 6, 2015 (Room TBA) (2-5pm)

Follow Harry von Stark's blog, FLOATING STEEL and watch our vessel come to life through his beautiful photography

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.

Seafood Entrepreneur: The Korean woman company founder who pushed for Americanization of Alaskan groundfish fishery
by Jeanine Stewart Undercurrent News August 20, 2015

Late one night on the remote island of Unalaska, the site of Alaska’s tiny groundfish processing town Dutch Harbor, Korean-born Fishermen’s Finest founder and CEO Helena Park went from fisherman’s wheelhouse to fisherman’s wheelhouse, knocking on doors to gauge interest in a new business plan.

"My ultimate goal was to have a catcher processor," Park told Undercurrent News, referring to her desire to go in on a vessel purchase with a fishermen two years into her career in the Alaska groundfish industry. "But I didn't have the boat, so in the interim, I got to know these fishermen."

Fishermen's Finest lives by the adage, "Good people are the key to our Success"

Each year, we take time to recognize the men and women of Fishermen's Finest that have poured their hearts and soles into Our Company to make this all possible.  While we had the crew of the American No.1 gathered in beautiful Kodiak recently, we took the opportunity to hand out the following awards to our 5 10 & 20 year crew.  

Let's start with Mr. Carlos Desucre, our foreman on the American No.1 who has worked for us since June of 1995.  Pictured below, center, smiling and waving, Carlos is truly Fishermen's Finest - he's a natural leader, hard worker, and a fine person.  We are proud to honor him for 20 years of service and hope he enjoys his new Rolex Submariner watch.


Alex, Adam, Luis, Carlos - 20 YEARS, Ellex, Carlos, Phil, & Ross - American No.1's finest.

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.

Listed below are just a few of the safety training opportunities that are out there:

Fishermen's Finest lives by the adage, "People are the key to our Success"

Each year, we take time to recognize the men and women of Fishermen's Finest that have poured their hearts and soles into Our Company to make this all possible.  While we had the crew of the US Intrepid gathered together recently, we took the opportunity to hand out the following awards to our 5 and 10 year crew.  

Fishermen's Finest hosted a group of teens and their mentors from the Service Board today at our Kirkland Headquarters.  It was a great opportunity to discuss the North Pacific fishing industry and career opporutnities as well as our new vessel (pictured) America's Finest (currently under construction at Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes). 

The mission of the Service Board is to mentor teens to conquer personal and cultural challenges through public service and outdoor adventure.  The Service Board instills in High School aged youth a deep sense of life purpose based on an ethic of public service and conviction in their abilities to shape the future.

Joerene and Pacifico will be joining the Fishermen's Finest team this summer as interns ~ we look forward to giving them a more in depth look at a progressive fishing company and hope to inspire future 'Fishermen's Finest-like-thinking' employees for whatever career they ultimately choose.  

For more information, please visit:  TheServiceBoard.Org 

Fishermen's Finest - a team of excellence (working together with the Service Board to help our youth) - our name says it all.