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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.
National Fisherman Live: 12/16/14
In this episode, Bruce Buls, WorkBoat's technical editor, interviews Long Island lobsterman John Aldridge, who survived for 12 hours after falling overboard in the dead of night. Aldridge was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Pacific Marine Expo, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.
NOAA, in consultation with the Department of the Interior, has appointed 10 new members to the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The 20-member committee is composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience who advise the departments of commerce and the interior on ways to strengthen and connect the nation's MPA programs. The new members join the 10 continuing members appointed in 2012.