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Matt Johnston's boat Wild West featured in National Fisherman

A Swinomish fisherman has netted national attention for his 47-foot crabber built from an in-house design at Full Time Fabrication in Sedro-Woolley.

Matt Johnston's new boat, Wild West, is featured in National Fisherman magazine, which covers the U.S. and Canadian fishing industries and whose target audience includes commercial fishermen, academics, government staffers, sport fishermen and environmental advocates.

Wild West was to begin sea trials in late January.

National Fisherman correspondent Paul Molyneaux writes that Johnston leased a crab license during the COVID-19 pandemic and decided...


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