Pacific Marine Expo Online

Join us at for three days of conferences, contests, and making connections. Sign up at Pacific Marine Expo and don't forget to tick the boxes to get a free National Fisherman online membership (you must become a National Fisherman member to access Expo Online) and our newsletter for daily updates during the show week — Nov. 17-19.

Our Expo News page will keep you in the know. And the NF Member Forum will be the spot to connect with other virtual attendees from around the country. We will keep this show running through 2021 with monthly Expo webinars. So get onboard and stay tuned!

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Day 2 — Wednesday, Nov. 18

Maritime Economic Forecast Breakfast

8:30 – 10 a.m. Pacific Time

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This annual event is one of the hottest tickets Pacific Marine Expo. This year, you can join free online to hear commercial fishing and other maritime and seafood industry leaders discuss the year ahead for the Port of Seattle and beyond. (Breakfast not included.)

Sponsors: Seattle Propeller Club and Port of Seattle

Presenting Partners: North Seattle Industrial Association, American Waterways Operators, Northwest Marine Trade Association, Transportation Institute, Seattle Marine Business Coalition and King County maritime businesses with National Fisherman and Pacific Marine Expo

Vessel Design & Gear Technology

11 a.m. Pacific Time

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Jonathan Parrott
Jensen Maritime, Seattle, Senior Naval Architect

Dr. Sue Molloy
Glas Ocean Electric; Halifax, Nova Scotia; President

John W. Waterhouse
Elliott Bay Design Group, Seattle, Principal and Chairman of the Board

The U.S. boatbuilding industry has been running strong throughout 2020. We’ll look at what’s on the horizon for builders and outfitters of commercial fishing and workboats on the West Coast and in Alaska.

Moderator Paul Molyneaux, National Fisherman Boats & Gear editor

Host Jessica Hathaway, National Fisherman editor in chief


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Diesel Emissions Reduction Act: Funding Repower Partnerships for Commercial Fishing Businesses

3 p.m. Pacific Time

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Brett Veerhusen
Ocean Strategies, Founder and Principal Commercial Fisherman

Ezra Finkin
Policy Director, Diesel Technology Forum

The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act replaces older diesel engines with those fitting higher standards, including marine engines. Since 2008, fleets at marine and inland water ports have been a priority for funding, with $93 million going to ports projects from 2008-2013. While some of DERA’s overall grants have specifically addressed commercial fishing vessel engine repowers, there is immense opportunity to further collaborate with Tribes, fishing communities, fishing associations, and engine manufacturers to look to the future of clean diesel powering sustainable seafood harvesting in the United States.In this webinar we'll discuss how industry partnerships and federal funds can support an ongoing effort to upgrade power systems for America's commercial fishing vessels, and ensure a responsible seafood economy.

Day 3 — Thursday, Nov. 19

Fishing Industry Career Fair

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Presented by the Seattle Propeller Club and Port of Seattle with Seafood 101 industry partners

Supporting organizations: Washington Maritime Blue, Youth Maritime Collaborative and their members, Washington Office of Public Instruction, Home School Network, Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, Marine Manufacturing & Technology Center of Excellence, Seattle Jobs Initiative, National Fisherman and Pacific Marine Expo

Pebble Mine: What’s Next

11 a.m. Pacific Time

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Katherine Carscallen
Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay, Executive Director

Andy Wink
Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, Executive Director

Lindsay Layland
United Tribes of Bristol Bay, Deputy Director

This year has been a bumpy ride for critics and supporters of the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay. We’ll talk about how we got here, where the plans stand, and what to look for next.


Moderator & Host Jessica Hathaway
National Fisherman editor in chief

Expo Online isn't just limited to three days!
Check out more content we have planned for the coming months!

  • Direct Marketing, Ocean to Plate
  • Onboard Safety, Running Drills with AMSEA
  • Season Forecast
  • Finding the Right PFD
  • Ask an Old Salt
  • Ocean Health: Reducing Plastics

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