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12’s Hawks, Seattle Fans Pacific Northwest Boating Paradise, Go Seahawks!

12’s Seattle Seahawks fans support is all over the Pacific Northwest waterfront and out on the water! A northwest common bond is our love for the Hawks! The last few Seahawks games haven’t been great for the Seattle Seahawks offense, Oooo […]

 
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F/V Oregon, Captain Jon Franklin, Trident Seafoods – Captain Sea Stories: Stowaways, Riots on the Beach, Palms Greased…

Alaska Salmon Tender Season is here.  Most have already left early spring to run uphill to Alaska as the fish plan to run early this year in AK waters!  Leave it to Franklin to bring on wild sea stories. Third […]

 
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New Fishing Tender Regulations, Current Design and Construction Standards U.S. Flag Fishing Industry Vessels 2017, Length, Classed, Load Line

CURRENT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS FOR U.S. FLAG FISHING INDUSTRY VESSELS, Fishing and Fishing Tender Vessels:  Jan. 2017, Produce by Hockema & Whalen Associates, Inc This addresses current federal law and regulations governing the design, construction and maintenance of new US flag fishing vessels and fish tender vessels built after July 1, 2013. Included is limited historical information and information regarding major conversions. It is offered as a courtesy to the fishing industry but it is not a substitute for consulting with an experienced Naval Architect or Marine Engineer to current regulatory compliance when designing and building you vessel. Current federal law prescribes which design work is to be done by state licensed Naval Architects Marine Engineers, and marine survey requirements.  So the responsibilities of state licensed Professional Engineers related to their direct supervision of engineering andesign work is discussed, as well as the concept of “accepted marine surveyors”. The changes to the law regulations for fishing and fish tender vessels since 2013 include the following.  Each of these subjects is expanded in detail later in this article. Fishing and fish tender vessels at least 79 feet in length built after July 1, 2013 must be classed by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) or a similarly qualified organization, and must be assigned a load line. Fishing and fish tender vessels of 50 to 79 feet in length built after July 1, 2013 and on or before February 8, 2016 must be classed by ABS or a similarly qualified organization. Fishing and fish tender vessels of 50 to 79 feet in length built after February 8, 2016 must either  be classed, or designed to classification or other equivalent standards by a state licensed Naval  Architect or Marine Engineer, and the vessel must be surveyed during construction by a marine  surveyor of an organization accepted by the U.S. Coast Guard. Each fishing, fish processing or fish tender vessel of at least 50 feet in length built on or before  July 1, 2013 that is at least 25 years of age, or undergoes a major conversion, after an Alternate  Safety Compliance Program (ASCP) is established must meet the standards of the ASCP.  The ASCP has not been fully developed yet and it is not clear when it will be issued. Each fishing vessel of at least 79 feet in length built before July 1, 2013 that undergoes a major conversion after an Alternate Loadline Compliance Program ALCP is established must meet the standards of the ALCP.  The ALCP has not been fully developed yet and it is not clear when it will be issued. Professional Engineers, through regulations and ethics, have specific standards they must comply with for direct supervision of engineering work and design information.  Simply stamping shipyard drawings is not an acceptable means of complying with P.E. laws. Detailed information on regulations, definitions, and the U.S. Code can be found on the Coast Guard website at: https://www.uscg.mil/d13/cfvs/regs.asp  CURRENT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS FOR U.S. FLAG FISHING INDUSTRY VESSELS  […]

 
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Pacific Marine Expo, November 2016, At Sea Emergencies, Gear, Supplies, Speakers, Crew Duties & PNW Events

Pacific Marine Expo, CenturyLink Event Center, Seattle in November, this is the place to be for the PNW to AK commercial marine industry. This year join Pacific Marine Expo Crew Duties for at sea emergencies.  Training, training, training will always […]

 
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Serengeti, 130 ft. Westport Superyacht, Seattle Ship Canal Ballard Bridge Lift to Ballard Locks Drop out to Shilshole Bay

Serengeti, the 130 ft. Westport makes her way cruising through the Seattle Ship Canal with a Fremont and Ballard  Bridge lift then next over to an afternoon drop in the Ballard Locks into Shilshole Bay and out great Puget Sound […]

 
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Brenna A. Deadliest Catch Season 13, Seattle Crabber Heading Back To The Bering Sea, Best of Luck Captain Sean Dwyer, Family & Crew

  Brenna A. Captain Sea Dwyer left this early fall heading north back to the Bering Sea of Alaska for another snotty crab season of fishing. To all you fun and crazy women who write us at Salty Dog Boating […]

 
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Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers, AK Seafood Cooperatives, Fishing Co-Op – Wild Alaska Seafood, EAT WILD!

Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers are a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping Alaska's crabbing industry member's fish for King, Snow and Bairdi crab in the Bering Sea. They are also actively involved in scientific research, policy development, and marketing. They are committed to ensuring the long-term sustainability of their fishery.

 
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Wild Alaskan Salmon Chowder, Stormy NW Weather Perfect Hot Dish, Salty Dog Boaters, Try this Recipe

Boaters, Try This Recipe: Salmon Chowder. Perfect for stormy PNW weather or anytime, this easy to put together meal can be made by just about anyone. Go for Wild Alaska salmon if you can, as you'll definitely taste the difference in this delicious blend. Scrumptious chowder like this is one of the most satisfying ways to get your omega-3s, and it's a great way to warm up a chilly evening. You can even make it a day ahead for company, reheating gently without boiling.

 
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Superyachts Summer in the PNW, Seattle & Alaska Superyacht Superhighway, Adventure, Wildlife, Fresh Seafood, Luxury, Superyacht Owners PNW Paradise!

Superyachts in the Pacific Northwest has been growing each year.  Seattle maritime industry has some of the world’s best craftsmen in the world, this fact brings superyachts to the greater Pacific Northwest more and more.  The captain of a superyacht […]

 
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PNW Seahawk 12’s, Wild Alaska Salmon Potato Hash & Eggs – Salty Dog NW & AK Boaters & Fishermen, Try This Salmon Recipe During The Hawks Game!

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not make it the best meal of the day? This recipe for Salmon Hash & Hollandaise certainly fits that description, and is far easier to prepare than the ingredient list might lead you to believe. Start your day off right with this healthy combination of protein, carbs, and flavor!

 
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Wizard, Northwestern, Deadliest Catch Boats Seattle Is Home Port, Ballard’s Fishermen In Our Busy PNW Ship Canal

Wizard & Northwestern, Deadliest Catch Bering Sea Crabbers are up in Alaska for summer salmon tendering. These AK Deadliest Catch boats are Seattle and Ballard staples on the waterfront. They are really only in the PNW Seattle for late spring […]

 
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Wizard, Deadliest Catch Boat, AK Crabber Gets Ready for AK Summer Salmon Tender Season

Wizard, Deadliest Catch Boat, Alaska Bering Sea Crabber, like most of the Crab Boat Fleet, getting ready for AK Summer Salmon Tender Season! Last year marked year one of the Wizard at a summer Salmon Tender, this marks year two, […]

 
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Deadliest Catch, Seattle Crab Boats Home Port, Wind Down Discovery’s AK Bering Sea Crab Season

Deadliest Catch AK Crabber the Northwestern had a whirlwind of a 2016 crab season in AK. Captain Sig Hansen in March of 2016 had a heart attack on the Northwest while at the helm underway. Deadliest Catch fans get to […]

 
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Boats Afloat Show, Seattle Boat Show, South Lake Union Seattle, 38th Annual NW Boat Show

Seattle Boats Afloat Show 38th Annual Boat Show is on South Lake Union, it will have hundreds of new and used boats on display. Ski boats, wake, pontoon, trawlers, sail, cruisers and mega yachts. With all the lastest boat and […]

 
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Puget Sound Crab Fisheries & Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers: King Crab Recipes for Salty Dog Boaters: 4 Ways to Cook King Crab

King Crab – From Deadliest Catch to Tastiest Catch Crabbing in the Puget Sound is still one of the most popular fisheries.  Nearly every year, sport fisheries catch more than 1 million pounds of dungeness crab in pots and crab […]

 
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Alaska Salmon Tenders: Brenna A, Misty Blue, Tuxedni, Lady Helen, M&M, Alaska Salmon Tenders, Who is the fastest Tender in AK?

F/V Brenna A.  Southeast, Alaska Tender Alaska Summer Tending Season is in full gear.  A lot of Salmon tenders have already run up hill. Brenna A. joined Deadliest Catch on Discovery for season 12. Brenna A, has always been best […]

 
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FV Wizard, Deadliest Catch Boat Bering Sea Crabber, in the lower 48 Ballard WA homeport!

Deadliest Catch Season 12 is underway, Ballard WA Deadliest Catch Boats – F/V Wizard, F/V Northwestern, F/V Cornelia Marie, Alaska Fishermen are scattered all over out Seattle Ship Canal – Marine Traffic the spring is an all time high fish […]

 
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Trawler Fest, Anacortes WA, May 2016, Boat Show, Education, Rendezvous in the San Juan Islands Pacific Northwest Best Cruising Grounds

Trawler Fest, Cap Sante Marina Anacortes TrawlerFest in Anacortes – May 19 – 21,  At Cap Sante Marina is part of  PassageMaker’s stand-alone series of boat shows, specifically designed for cruising enthusiasts. Strategically located in key cruising regions nationwide, TrawlerFests feature […]

 
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M/V Blue Fin – NOAA, Tsunami, Hurricane, Weather Buoy Boat, Homeport Northlake Shipyard – the round the world world boat that keeps us safe from storms at sea data!

Captain Mark of the m/v Blue Fin, is absolutely one of the Pacific Northwest top Salty Sea Dogs. When Mark isn’t out at sea for months at time his home port is Seattle, WA.   The m/v Blue Fin is 165 […]

 
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Ballard SeafoodFest & Ballard BeerFest, Seattle Tradition Historic Fishing Industry Connection, Nordic Ballard Roots in the PNW! EAT FRESH GO WILD!

Ballard Oil, Warren Serving Fresh Wild Salmon at Seafood Fest Seafood Fest is a Ballard tradition, and one of Seattle’s most iconic and eclectic summer festivals! Come out and join this great Ballard Pacific Northwest summer tradition ing July 2016.  Seafood Fest […]

 
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Opening Day Boating Season, Presented by Seattle Yacht Club, Windermere Cup Crew Races, Parade of Boats Montlake Cut, GO BOATING PNW!

Opening Day Boating Season, Seattle Yacht Club Seattle Yacht Club, Hosts Opening Day of boating Season. This years SYC 2016 Theme is: ‘A Great Escape’. Seattle has the largest opening day for boating season the USA.  NW Lakes, Lake Union, […]

 
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F/V Northwestern, Deadliest Catch Season 12, AK Bering Sea Crabbers, Salt & Peppered NW Ship Canal Marine Traffic

Deadliest Catch Season 12 Has Kicked Off:  It’s still amazing to those of us in the Maritime Industry how successful this show has become in the last 12 years, who knew fans would or could enjoy watching a bunch of […]

 
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PNW Shrimp Fishing, Wild Grilled Fresh Caught Shrimp -May Openers Coming: NW to AK Boaters Try this Salty Dog Grilled Shrimp Spring Recipe

Trout fishing is off and running at hundreds of lakes across the state, as spring chinook salmon continue to push into fishing areas higher and higher up the Columbia River Basin. In marine waters,

 
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Coastal Standard Is Coastal Transportation’s New Ship Just In, Expanding Runs between the PNW & Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Coastal Standard, the new ship has arrived! Coastal Transportation is a family owned and locally PNW operated shipping company. Coastal Transportation is the life line to many Alaskan villages, they take great value in serving the communities of Western Alaska […]

 
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Trawler Fest, Anacortes Cap Sante Marina, PWN Spring Show, PassageMaker’s Series of Boat Shows Nationwide, Ranger Tugs, Kadey-Krogen, Selen, Fleming, Hampton, Defever, Nordhavn & more…

TrawlerFest is PassageMaker’s stand out amazing series of boat shows nation wide in the USA for Trawler boat owners and industry. Specifically designed for cruising enthusiasts. Trawler Fest in May 2016 is just around the corner.  Trawler Fest boat shows […]

 
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Alaska Salmon Tenders Gearing Up For Summer, Price of salmon is still up in the air, Fishermen need more than .50 cents per pound… Wishful Positive Thinking For Fisheries Pricing!

Alaska Salmon Tenders are the lifeline for fishermen.  The goal of all AK Salmon Tender, be a fast boat, meaning off load at lightning speed no matter the weather conditions at sea, even in snotty weather fast crane operations make […]

 
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Crab Feed, Tacoma Waterfront Association, June Fundraiser Event Pacific Northwest, Support Our Commercial Seafood Fisheries & Fishemen

Tacoma Waterfront Association hosts the 2nd Annual Crab Feed, June 16th at  5:30pm – 9:00pm.  Located at the Foss Waterway Seaport, doors open for the guests Crab Feed Fundraiser benefiting the Tacoma Waterfront Association. Come out and join the fun […]

 
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F/V Defender, Global Seas Vessel, 195 ft. Inshore Pollock Fishery in Alaska Returns Home to the PNW, Western Towboat, Tug Flyer Canal Assist

Global Seas boat F/V Defender, 195 ft fishing vessel, this big girl operates in the inshore Pollock fishery in Alaska.  She has been under the management of Global Seas since 2009 and is run by Captain Kenny Longaker. Global Seas […]

 
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Bering Sea Fisheries Conference 2016, Commercial Fisheries, Fishermen, Regulators, North Pacific Fisheries Policy, Big Business Strategy

Bering Sea Fisheries Conference April 2016, Seattle WA:  Alaska and our Pacific Northwest seafood industry has a multi-million dollar economic impact on our region, with a worldwide reach. Bering Sea Fisheries Conference Sponsors include: Vigor, Jensen Naval Architects, Rolls-Royce, Pacific […]

 
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Opening Day Boating Season, SYC Boating Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Scallops & Shrimp, UW Windermere Cup Top Underway PNW Canal Good Eats: Salty Dog Boaters

Shrimp. Scallops. Bacon. The ultimate trifecta of flavor, and even better when mixed

 
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