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Last week the National Fisherman team was in Seattle for Pacific Marine Expo.  We had a great time checking out the latest gear, attending conferences and catching up with our readers. Here's a slideshow of photos from this year's expo. 

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 Brian Rothschild recommends rewriting the Magnuson-Stevens Act in his keynote address for a packed house at the expo on Wednesday.


 

 

 

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 Tara and Jeremy Gerlitz with their children, Kadence and Kohen. Jeremy works on the Linda Sue out of Garibaldi, Ore.

 

 

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Kevin Bailey signs a copy of his book “Billion-Dollar Fish” at the Author’s Corner and Bookstore.


 

 

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Steve and Roberta Peterson of the F/V Alaskan Dream out of Ketchikan check out the LFS booth.


 

 

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 Frank Foti, president and CEO of Vigor Industrial, talks about the future of West Coast boatbuilding in the Boatyard Day keynote address. 


 

 

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Photographer and fisherman Corey Arnold signs books at the Author’s Corner.


 

 

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Ed and Kecia Stanley of Everett, Wash., visit  day two of the show. They own Ed’s Salmon Service.


 

 

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Bob Pelkey of Ketchikan checks out the posters at the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute booth.


 

 

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James McCoy, a distributor for Pearl Northwest in Kenmore, Wash., is officially retired, but says business is so-so for the people he knows.


 

 

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Nautican’s coffee bar was a popular stop for show-goers.


 

 

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At the Xtratuf booth, there was a contest awarding a pair of boots to five winners per day. 


 

 

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Bob Duncan (right) and Bob Groff, both of Latitude 98, stand next to a newly designed survival suit at the Stearns booth. Duncan is the inventor of the suit.


 

 

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In the finals of the Fisherman of the Year contest, Reid Ten Kley, left, wins the survival suit competition against Chris Guggenbickler, right, from Wrangell, Alaska.

National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 3/10/15

In this episode, Online Editor Leslie Taylor talks with Mike McLouglin, vice president of Dunlop Industrial and Protective Footwear.

National Fisherman Live: 2/24/15

In this episode:

March date set for disaster aid dispersal
Oregon LNG project could disrupt fishing
NOAA tweaks gear marking requirement
N.C. launches first commercial/recreational dock
Spiny lobster traps limits not well received

Inside the Industry

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is required by state statute to appoint someone to the Board of Fisheries by today, Tuesday, May 19. However, his efforts to fill the seat have gone unfulfilled since he took office in January. The seven-member board serves as an in-state fishery management council for fisheries in state waters.

The resignation of Walker’s director of Boards and Commissions, Karen Gillis, fanned the flames of controversy late last week.

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Keith Decker, president and COO of High Liner Foods, will take over for the outgoing CEO, Harry Demone, who will assume the role as chairman of the board of directors. The Lunenburg, Nova Scotia-based seafood supplier boasts sales in excess of $310 million (American) for the first quarter of the year.

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