A student throws a line to a classmate in the John Day River in Astoria, Ore.

Training to survive

There is nothing more valuable to human life than the knowledge and skills required to preserve it. A recent course held in Astoria, Ore., offered students exactly that sort of value. The course, specifically designed to educate commercial fishermen on how to survive maritime emergencies, offered a host of information and practical experience aimed at saving their lives.


Dungeness crab

Safety and preparation key in Dungeness crab fishery

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn The waters of the Pacific Northwest offer some of the most treacherous yet bountiful work opportunities in the world. Dungeness crab fleets hailing from Oregon and Washington state are among the world’s […]