Ship's Blog - Fishermen's Finest

Construction of America's Finest (DCI Hull #63) is progressing at Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes, Washington.  Earlier this week, we stopped by to take a look at our Caterpillar Power units that are standing by in Tukwila - ready to bring our vessel to life with electrical generators - a CAT C32 (front), C18 (center) and C7.1 (back).

Fishermen's Finest is pleased to be a Main Stage Sponsor of this year's Fishermen's Fall Festival, set for Saturday October 3rd from 11am to 6pm in Fishermen's Terminal.

The annual Fishermen's Fall Festival is celebrates the return of the North Pacific fishing fleet to the terminal, works to increase the public’s knowledge of the importance of the fishing industry as well as Fishermen’s Terminal to Seattle while raising money for the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial Foundation. This event is made possible by the Fishermen's Terminal Tenants Association, donations from local businesses, and over 200 volunteers. 

America's Finest tm Wholesale Fish Products - read more:

Fishermen's Finest is taking the Bering Sea (Amendment 80) & Gulf of Alaska trawl fishery to the next level with this vessel, currently under construction at Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes, Washington.  You can read more about the vessel through the following links:

Fishermen's Finest & AMERICA'S FINEST tm - OUR name says it all. 

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.