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Written by Leslie Taylor
Today is opening day of Pacific Marine Expo and much of the National Fisherman team is on the show floor in Seattle. Every year we look forward to this opportunity to connect with our readers and participate in conferences and events. For a preview of the show, here's a slideshow of photos from last year's expo.
Jason Crawford (left) of Mustang Survival has Troy Rentz of Seattle demonstrate an inflatable PFD at the conference on regulations and repacking inflatables.
Michael Hoskins, a marine inspector at the USCG Puget Sound, takes a look at gear in the Guy Cotten booth.
Former NF Highliner Clem Tillion (right) talks with author Vaughn Sherman about his book Sea Travels in the Author’s Corner.
Johan Sperling earned a Next Wave award for his design of the innovative Northern Leader.
Jennifer Karuza Schile (speaking), Robin Blue, and Lori French told audience members what it’s like to be a fisherman’s wife and how they promote and educate people on the commercial fishing life.
A crowded show floor.
The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association released their board of directors election results last week.
The BBRSDA’s member-elected volunteer board provides financial and policy guidance for the association and oversees its management. Through their service, BBRSDA board members help determine the future of one of the world’s most dynamic commercial fisheries.Read more...
Former Massachusetts state fishery scientist Steven Correia received the New England Fishery Management Council’s Janice Plante Award of Excellence for 2016 at its meeting last week.
Correia was employed by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries for over 30 years.Read more...