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Written by Leslie Taylor
Put your skills to the test at Pacific Marine Expo on November 22! Cash prizes will be awarded to winners of a series of fishing skill tests. Finalists advance to the competitive survival suit round to vie for the title of Fisherman of the Year and the grand prize of a personalized jacket.
Below are some videos from last year's contest.
The fastest one to put on a survival suit wins the coveted title at the 2012 Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle. Competing are, from left (farthest from camera), Joao Do Mar, Eike Ten Kley and Reid Ten Kley.
It's fishing wife against husband as Eike and Reid Ten Kley compete against each other in a blindfold rope-tying heat at the 2012 Fisherman of the Year contest.
Do you think your knot tying, net mending and splicing skills could win you the Fisherman of the Year title? Register now for the Pacific Marine Expo.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced last week the sixth round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to foster innovations that support sustainable fisheries in the United States.
The goal of the Fisheries Innovation Fund is to sustain fishermen and fishing communities while simultaneously rebuilding fish stocks.Read more...
Alaskan Leader Fisheries will give Inmarsat’s new high-speed broadband maritime communications service, Fleet Xpress, a try on the 150-foot longline cod catcher/processor Alaskan Leader.