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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: 10/21/14

In this episode:

North Pacific Council adjusts observer program
Fishermen: bluefin fishing best in 10 years
Catch limit raised for Bristol Bay red king crab
Canadian fishermen fight over lobster size rules
River conference addresses Dead Zone cleanup

National Fisherman Live: 10/7/14

In this episode, National Fisherman Publisher Jerry Fraser talks about the 1929 dragger Vandal.

 

Inside the Industry

NOAA and its fellow Natural Resource Damage Assessment trustees in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have announced the signing of a formal Record of Decision to implement a gulf restoration plan. The 44 projects, totaling an estimated $627 million, will restore barrier islands, shorelines, dunes, underwater grasses and oyster beds.

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The Golden Gate Salmon Association will host its 4th Annual Marin County Dinner at Marin Catholic High School, 675 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Kentfield on Friday, Oct 10, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.

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