America’s Finest, a $75 million, 264-foot catcher processor, is shown at the Dakota Creek Industries dock in Anacortes. (Kristian Uri / Courtesy of Fishermen’s Finest)
America's Finest, a $75 million, 264-foot catcher processor, is shown at the Dakota Creek Industries dock in Anacortes. (Kristian Uri / Courtesy of Fishermen's Finest)
Maritime Industry

Puget Sound fishing firms tussle in Congress over new ship that ran afoul of federal law

America’s Finest was supposed to be catching fish now off Alaska. Instead, the vessel is marooned in a shipyard, while a sharp political fight among Pacific Northwest fishing interests erupts around efforts to get Congress to grant the waiver it needs to work in U.S. waters