November 21 – 23, 2019

Education Program Schedule

Every year PME offers a free educational program featuring sessions on marine safety, business management, regulatory issues and technical advancements, and more. Additionally, this year National Fisherman Magazine will host a full track of sessions dedicated to Young Fisherman right within their booth.  Bring yourself and your crew and learn together at this completely free program. 



Education Program Schedule 


Day 1
21 Nov 2019
Day 2
22 Nov 2019
Day 3
23 Nov 2019

Port Of Seattle: Economic Development

This session will provide details and insight to the Port Of Seattle's Maritime Capital Improvement Plan. It is the biggest capital plan the port has put forward in a generation...

Coast Guard Update: Fishing Vessel Safety

Safety and equipment requirements for commercial fishing vessels are changing dramatically. Congress mandated comprehensive changes. There are new requirements for the way vessels are built, in effect now, and standards...

Powering the Seafood Sector

When Fishing is Good, Business is Good. Engine Companies and Commercial Fishing Fleets: Investing in America's Blue Economy

Keynote Panel: Pebble Mine, The Changing Minds

Pebble Mine: Shaky science and lack of information are driving the changing attitude toward the proposed Bristol Bay Mine. This panel will dive deeper into the Corp's Environmental Impact Statement,...

USCG: Crossing Hazardous Bars

Presented by USCG Responders, this presentation will focus on and the discuss the risks of getting across hazardous bars and how to do it safely.  Historically this has been one...

Survival Equipment: Maintenance and Tips

Over 32 years of training and interviews with survivors of marine casualties has yielded survival tips from those who have had to use safety and survival equipment in sometimes extreme...

Arrested and Seized: Know Your Legal Rights

This session will discuss details of the US Federal Court procedures for arrest of vessels including what it is, who can use it, who it affects, how to avoid it,...

Alaska Seafood Industry Update

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and McDowell Group have teamed up to provide an update on the Alaska seafood Industry. Learn about where your catch is going, the value at home...

Women of the Workforce

Insights on hiring, working with, and helping women crew.

Mariculture in Alaska – Seaweed Farming 101

Mariculture in Alaska – an emerging industry with environmental, social, and economic benefits.

Symphony of Seafood

Product development is critically important to the entire Alaska Seafood industry. Innovative new products position the industry to remain competitive and relevant to consumers. Given this premise, the Alaska Symphony...

Book Signing

Please Join us for a Book Signing by Laura Hartema author of Bearing Sea Strong: How I found Solid Ground on Open Ocean. Laura's book is full of unusual characters,...


Young Fishermen Education Program Schedule 


Day 1
21 Nov 2019
Day 2
22 Nov 2019

ALFA Crew Apprentice Program

ALFA’s Young Fishermen Initiative aims to: 1) provide young people with an interest in pursuing a career in commercial fishing an opportunity to gain experience; and, 2) give young people...

Selecting your First Vessel

Shopping for your first vessel? For some the next step in their commercial fishing career path is buying their first vessel. Come here best what you should consider in make...
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