Purse Seine Vessel Owners Association
1900 Nickerson St., Suite 320, Seattle, Washington 98119
Bob Kehoe, Executive Director
Federal Fishery Management Region(s) in Which Members Operate
Pacific, North Pacific
Vessel Length Range
Up to 58′
Gear Types Employed
Purse Seine, Longline
Salmon, Halibut, Black Cod, Squid, Crab, Sardines, Cod
Purse Seine Vessel Owners’ Association (PSVOA) was established in 1936 to promote the Puget Sound purse seine fleet. Today, we represent membership interests along the West Coast and throughout Alaska.
PSVOA members operate in a variety of state and federal managed fisheries. Although salmon is the dominant fishery, many PSVOA members have diversified into multiple fisheries including: squid, crab, sardines, cod, and the quota longline fisheries. We seek to promote various policies to support the economic interests of membership, with an emphasis on the salmon seine fleets.