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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.

Inside the Industry

The Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance recently announced that the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation has awarded the organization a Hollings Grant to reduce whale entanglements in Alaska salmon fisheries by increasing the use of acoustic whale pingers to minimize entanglements in fishing gear.

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Last week, Alaska senators Lisa Murkowski (R), Dan Sullivan (R) and Rep. Don Young (R) asked Secretary of State John Kerry to negotiate with Canadian leaders to make sure appropriate environmental safeguards are in place for mine development in Southeast Alaska.

The congressional delegation explained the importance of this issue to Alaskans and the need for assurances that the water quality in transboundary waters between Alaska and Canada will be maintained.

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