Advocating for fixed-gear fishermen at the heart of the North Pacific.


From the near halcyon waters off the California Coast all the way to the tempestuous waters of the Bering Sea, the Deep Sea Fishermen’s Union is not only the oldest, but also the sole independent fishing union in Washington and the United States.  We continue to work tirelessly, advocating for the fair wages, safe working conditions and fisheries sustainability for our crewmen and skippers of the fixed-gear fisheries surrounding halibut, sablefish, cod and crab.


Executive director - jim johnson

Questions concerning membership, finding employment, political and fisheries initiatives please follow the link below to get in touch with Executive Director, Jim Johnson. 

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