Captain’s Log 2013

December

December started off with more industry meetings and Jim helping at the Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit, where prospective fishers are connected and instructed with real practical knowledge of the fishing industry. It is our contribution towards keeping the industry alive with new talent. Visit the website and stay tuned for the next summit. https://seagrant.uaf.edu/map/workshops/2013/ayfs/

October - November

October-November consisted of lots of travel between a wedding in Colorado and catching up with family, meetings in Seattle, attending the Pacific Marine Expo . http://www.pacificmarineexpo.com, where my niece, Sierra had a booth to advertise her Production Company – Fox Cape Productions. It was fun seeing it come to life and help her get connected with other businesses and people in the industry.

Moored at Fishermen's Terminal in Seattle, for repairs and maintenance.

May - September

May-September included lots of fish sales, and fishing trips. Jim ended his year in Seattle where he left the boat for repairs and maintenance.

Jim had three days off in between trips, so did my best to surprise him in my wedding dress in celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary.
Jim rockin' and rollin' - doing what he loves
The flag is ready to launch
Hauling Halibut on one of our better weather days.

April

When moms turned 80, there must be a celebration in spite of it being in the middle of a halibut season. Consequently, Captain Jim could not attend but we had a wonderful party for her anyway complete with good food, past reflections, and homegrown entertainment.

March

May-September included lots of fish sales, and fishing trips. Jim ended his year in Seattle where he left the boat for repairs and maintenance.

Mom's 80th Birthday party
Happy Birthday, Mom!

January - February

Due to a tough sablefish market season that took us into the New Year, we ended up with some stranded product in China which made for an unexpected trip to Dalian in October of 2012. The problem followed us into 2013 and after 13 months from time of shipment, a sale was finally completed in August. We learned a lot more about China Trade and “fishy” importing than cared to be known.

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