The Deep Sea Fishermen's Union of the Pacific is an independent union and the oldest organization of crewmen and skippers in the North Pacific. The Union has a distinguished, positive and progressive history as well as an unbroken series of accomplishments on behalf of working fishermen. We are no longer a Union for longliners only. We have opened our membership to crabbers and other fixed-gear fisheries needing our help.
For added impact we are affiliated with the AFL-CIO, the Sailor's Union of the Pacific, the Washington State Labor Council and the Martin Luther King County Labor Council. Each of them has come to our assistance in our legislative fights for YOU the laborer who has put his/her sweat equity into harvesting the bounties of the Sea.
However, we have found to have a significant impact, standing and clout we need to grow our numbers. We are at a critical time in our future and the future of our fisheries. We need to consolidate our resources, grow the Union to effectively meet get the challenges facing our industry today.
The Deep Sea Fishermen's Union, since 1912, has focused on crewmen and skipper rights, safety and professionalism, the long term health of the fisheries, and a consistently high-quality product.
Representing the crewmen on our Union
longline boats and the fishermen
whose primary employment is as a Hired Skipper.
A reduced rate for all other crewmembers
including deckhands, engineers, cooks
and at-sea factory processors.