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Pilot House Guide

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Ediorial Calendar

IssueImportant DatesSpecial Feature/HighlightTradeshow Advantage
Jan 17 Issue Ad Close: 10/31/16
Materials Due: 11/4/16
Mail Date: 11/23/16
Best New Gear, Crew Shots International WorkBoat Show- Nov 30 - Dec 1-2, 2016, New Orleans, LA
Feb 17 Issue Ad Close: 12/2/2017
Materials Due: 12/9/2016
Mail Date: 12/29/16
Diesel Directory East Coast Commmercial Fishermen's & Aquaculture Trade Expo- January 13 - 15, 2017, Ocean City, MD Mass. Lobstermen's Association - January 19 - 22,2017, Falmouth, MA; Eastern Canadian Fisheries Expo-  February 3-4, 2017, Yarmouth, NS
Mar 17 Issue Ad Close: 1/4/17 
Materials Due: 1/6/17
Mail Date: 1/30/17
Safety Cotez Commercial Fishing Festival- February-2017, Bradenton, FL
Apr 17 Issue Ad Close: 2/1/17 
Materials Due: 2/10/17
Mail Date: 3/1/17
Yearbook Maine Fisherman's Forum- March 2- 4, 2017, Rockport, ME; Seafood Expo North America- March 19-21, 2017, Boston, MA
May 17 Issue Ad Close: 2/27/17
Materials Due: 3/3/17
Mail Date: 3/31/17
  ComFish- April-2017, Kodiak, AK; Commercial Marine Expo- April 26-27, 2017, New Bedford, MA
Jun 17 Issue Ad Close: 3/31/17 
Materials Due: 4/7/17
Mail Date: 4/28/17
Vessel Financing Weekend with the Fleet- May 27 - 29, 2017, Westport, WA
Pilot House Guide Port Section Ads-
Ad Close: 4/7/17
Materials Due: 4/14/17
Display Ads-
Ad Close: 4/14/17
Materials Due: 4/21/17
   Pacific Marine Expo; Fishermen's Fall Festival
Jul 17 Issue Ad Close: 4/28/17 
Materials Due: 5/5/17
Mail Date: 5/25/17
Fishfinding Vigor Seattle Maritime Festival- June 16-18, 2017, Seattle, WA
Aug 17 Issue Ad Close: 6/2/17 
Materials Due: 6/9/17
Mail Date: 6/28/17
Sep 17 Issue Ad Close: 6/30/17 
Materials Due: 7/7/17
Mail Date: 7/28/17
Communication Electronics Maine Boats, Homes, & Harbors Show- August-2017, Rockland, ME
Oct 17 Issue Ad Close: 7/28/17 
Materials Due: 8/4/17
Mail Date: 8/28/17
Marine Power Fishermen's Fall Festival- September-2017, Seattle, WA; Working Waterfront Festival- September-2017, New Bedford, MA
Nov 17 Issue Ad Close: 9/1/17 
Materials Due: 9/8/17
Mail Date: 9/28/17
Dec 17 Issue Ad Close: 9/27/17 
Materials Due: 10/6/17
Mail Date: 10/28/17
Pacific Marine Expo Show Coverage Pacific Marine Expo - November-2017, Seattle, WA
Jan 18 Issue Ad Close: 10/30/17 
Materials Due: 11/3/17
Mail Date: 11/22/17
Best New Gear, Crew Shots International WorkBoat Show- November 29- December 1, 2017, New Orleans, LA
Feb 18 Issue Ad Close: 12/1/17
Materials Due: 12/8/17
Mail Date: 12/28/17
Diesel Directory East Coast Commercial Fishermen's & Aquaculture Trade Expo- January-2018, Ocean City, MD; Fish Canada Workboat Canada- January-2018, Moncton, NB

Inside the Industry

Governor Bill Walker has officially requested that the federal government declare a disaster for four Alaska regions hurt by one of the poorest pink salmon returns in decades.

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The New England Fishery Management Council recently elected Dr. John F. Quinn of Massachusetts and E. F. “Terry” Stockwell III of Maine to serve respectively as chairman and vice chairman in the year ahead. The two have led the Council since 2014 but reversed roles this year. 

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