Wednesday, April 7, 2021

A New Beginning

By Mark Nero, Managing Editor

Dear Readers,

As you may know if you read last month’s editorial in PMM Online by publisher Dave Abrams, I’m the new managing editor for the Fishermen’s News Online newsletter and its sister publication, Fishermen’s News Magazine.

To longtime readers of this site and the print edition associated with it, my name may be familiar. I wrote for the print edition of FN for a number of years, as well as its sister publication, Pacific Maritime Magazine.

And now, in my new position, I have some exciting news to share: the print edition of FN is returning, and soon.

In mid-April, those who subscribed to the magazine before it went on hiatus will see a new issue arrive at their homes and/or workplaces. Among the content scheduled for the issue are articles on deck machinery and Bering Sea fisheries processing and transportation.

Future stories planned for the magazine include a Bristol Bay report; marine propulsion cold storage & distribution; and a review of new and emerging trawl technology.

The relaunching the magazine will first consist of a couple of bi-monthly issues – April/May and June/July – and then we’ll return to our regular monthly schedule, with the exception of a combined November/December issue later this year during the holiday season.

We’re very happy to be able to once again bring you the quality news and feature stories that you’ve come to expect from FN, and we hope that you’ll join us for the journey.

And with that being said, if you happen to read this and are not a current subscriber to Fishermen’s News, please consider purchasing a subscription for yourself or someone else who may be interested. Or if you operate a business, please consider purchasing an ad. Information on how to both will be included in the upcoming issue of the magazine. For placing an ad, contact Katie Higgins at or call her at 206-914-4248.

Subscribers and advertisers are essential partners to ensure that we keep the print edition of the magazine a healthy and economically viable source of news about West Coast marine business. We are dependent upon your ongoing support.

Thank you.

You can reach Mark Nero at

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