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Diversified Folds Alaska Fisherman's Journal into National Fisherman


December 07, 2005

Seattle, Wash. - Diversified Business Communications announced Tuesday that it will fold its regional commercial fishing magazine, Alaska Fisherman's Journal, into its flagship publication, National Fisherman.

Alaska Fisherman's Journal, which has served the Pacific Northwest and Alaska since 1977, has been the region's leading commercial fishing title. "We're proud of the coverage we've provided the Alaska industry, and we have nothing but admiration and respect for the readers and advertisers who have supported us," commented John van Amerongen, editor of Alaska Fisherman's Journal since 1984.

While harvest tonnage and value have remained very healthy in the North Pacific, the number of vessels and commercial fishermen pursuing those resources has declined substantially.

National Fisherman has served the North American fishing industry since 1970 and provides in-depth coverage of fisheries in the Northwest and Alaska. By incorporating Alaska Fisherman's Journal into its pages, National Fisherman will be able to provide more comprehensive coverage of this productive region.

"National Fisherman is committed to further expanding its coverage of this critical fishing region," said Jerry Fraser, the magazine's editor and publisher. "To do this, we'll use many of the same writers and photographers whose work is familiar to Journal readers."

National Fisherman, owned by Diversified Business Communications, is published monthly. For more information, visit

Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through trade exhibitions, magazine publishing, and online resources on four continents with over forty trade shows and six publications. In addition to National Fisherman, products in the commercial marine portfolio include Pacific Marine Expo, Fish Expo Atlantic, and the International WorkBoat Show.


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