November 16-18, 2017 | Seattle, WA

Education Program Schedule

Day 1
16 Nov 2017
Day 2
17 Nov 2017
Day 3
18 Nov 2017

Women on the Water

As the fishing industry continues to grow, so does its diversity. Join this session to hear from powerful woman and how they continue to maintain their livelihood in a male-dominated...
Stephanie Marshall
Elma Burnham
Tele Aadsen

Onboard Injuries Before and After

Injury prevention seems simple, but the strains of life at sea create perfect conditions for accidents. Crew dynamics, training, proper gear, and health and nutrition can improve safety preparedness and...
Lori French

Breaking the Ice: the Future of Polar Waterways

New patterns in global and regional shipping and rising water temperatures increase the likelihood of introducing invasive species, which in turn threatens the region’s fishing communities. Get a skipper’s perspective...
Bob Parsons
John Faris

Industrial Series Demo

Watch how we take SEVAEN Industrial Series workwear and put it through its paces by abusing it with sanders, grinders, and oyster knives and see how it maintains its water...

Seattle Kitchen Radio Show

Seattle Kitchen Radio Show Seattle Kitchen is a foodie’s dream as chefs Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau review the Puget Sound’s best restaurants and hot spots, delight listeners with recipes...

Avoiding Litigation 101

Practical advice about maritime personal injury claims, including: How your company’s employment practices, internal policies, and accident and injury response can affect claims and your bottom line; common lawsuits from...
Markos Scheer
James McCurdy

Happy Hour in the Beer Garden

There is nothing like free drinks to help fuel the conversation with vendors and colleagues. Take a few minutes to unwind and have a drink on us, in the Pacific...

Fortify Your Fishing Community

Is your fishing community built to provide tragic response support, advocate for industry needs and communicate with the public? Learn how to develop strong support systems to create and sustain...
Jennifer Stevenson
Molly Bold
Jody Pope
Taunette Dixon
Lori French

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Annual Update

Where is your catch going? What is its value at home and abroad? How is the global economy creating challenges and opportunities for Alaska seafood? The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute...
Jeremy Woodrow
Andy Wink

Super B Batteries

Advantages and application for lithium iron phosphate batteries by Super B . Presented by: Jurek Makarewicz, Technical Support and Sales, Britmar Marine

Is Ocean Acidification Taking a Toll on Salmon?

Ocean acidification’s effect on fisheries is where the rubber meets the road for fishermen. What is the overall effect of excess carbon dioxide in Pacific Northwest and Alaska waters? How...
Brett Veerhusen
Amy Grondin
Jessica Cross
Chase Williams

Fishing’s Most Dangerous — Don’t Be That Guy

Stability PFDs, when to say no, drifting without a lookout or while fatigued, and small skiff fishery hazards.
Dan Barr
Larry Christensen
Jerry Dzugan
Dan Hardin
Martin Teachout
Theodore Teske
Scott Wilwert

Is Pebble Mine Back?

In May 2017 the Pebble Partnership and EPA jointly announced they had reached a settlement to end Pebble's long-standing lawsuit against the EPA in exchange for a withdrawal of the...
Peter Van Tuyn
Lindsay Layland
Lindsey Bloom

A Pipeline for the Maritime Workforce

As a large percentage of the maritime workforce approaches retirement age, the maritime sector is seeking ways to engage the workers of the next generation. A panel of professionals from...
Paula Cullenberg
Seth Muir

Myth vs. Reality: Modern Fishing Vessel Design

Boat owners and operators working Bering Sea fisheries have to manage a harsh environment, safety, sustainability. As the construction of large fishing vessels is reviving, some common problems include propulsion,...
Guido Perla
Jim Towers

Waste Heat Recovery Systems.

Ulmatec Pyro have made Hot Water Heaters and Exhaust Economizers since 1951, and have more than 15,000 deliveries on the records. For the last decades, the company have shifted the...

Don’t Be Big Boat Road Kill

As waterways get more congested with commercial fishing boats, cruise ships, ferries and recreational vessels, the risk of collisions grows. This session focuses on how to avoid collisions between small...
Jerry Dzugan

Featured Session: Salvage vs. Wreck Removal: Seconds Count

In the salvage business, it’s our job to solve problems. Since every project is unique, there’s no standard solution; it takes experience, planning and creative thinking. Every second counts, and...
David DeVilbiss

New Products: Your Bottom Line is on the Line

Developing value-added products helps the seafood industry remain relevant to consumers, diversify markets, and utilize more of the resource (simultaneously reducing fish waste). However, developing new products is risky business....
Julie Decker
Richard Draves
Bruce Schactler
Craig Kasberg
Tom Sunderland
Jeff Thompson

Building Your Dream from Idea to Launch

What are the stepping stones to launching a vessel? Learn how to finance, insure and design a boat. Understand the negotiating process for contracts and applications. Be prepared for delivery,...
Gary Haugen
Robert Taylor
Matthew Mullett
John McLaughlin
Curtis Arnesen

The State of the Shipyard

American shipyards are reinvesting in facilities and infrastructure with more modern equipment, but they are still coming up short in staffing with skilled labor. How can we overcome the national...
Joshua Berger
Jill Mackie

Staves for Stern Tubes and Rudder Bearings

The presentation will inform boat owners about the introduction of pre-cut staves, seals and shell bearings for stern tubes and rudder bearings for shafts up to 40 inches in diameter,...

Happy Hour in the Beer Garden

There is nothing like free drinks to help fuel the conversation with vendors and colleagues. Take a few minutes to unwind and have a drink on us, in the Pacific...

No Bad Days: Safety and Success in Commercial Fishing

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will provide critical updates in commercial fishing safety research, including vessel sinkings, hand injuries on factory trawlers and an overview of on-deck...
Samantha Case
David Sweet
Theodore Teske

Changes to Coast Guard Safety Regulations

Get an update on the Coast Guard Fishing Vessel Safety program’s policy changes, safety initiatives, a review of proposed regulations, and how to provide feedback on the proposals.
Russell Levin

FisherPoets

Listen in as the renowned FisherPoets entertain you with colorful music and stories.

Fisheries Get Ready for a Close-Up

The CamTrawl and bottom-moored echosounders are being tested to improve stock assessment efforts in the North Pacific. The CamTrawl is a trawl-mounted stereo camera designed to identify species and determine...
Christopher Wilson
Kresimir Williams
Noelle Yochum
Jay Stinson

Fisherman of the Year Contest

Put your skills to the test in the annual Fisherman of the Year Competition, where mariners compete in three heats of rope splicing, net mending and blindfolded knot tying. Each...

Happy Hour in the Beer Garden

There is nothing like free drinks to help fuel the conversation with vendors and colleagues. Take a few minutes to unwind and have a drink on us, in the Pacific...
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