November 2020

Education & Events

2019 Special Events

Pacific Marine Expo features a variety of special daily events including, the popular Alaska Hall, Fisherman of the Year Contest, a taping of Seattle Kitchen Radio Show, Presentations by the Fisher Poets, happy hours, and more! 

Alaska Hall

All things Alaska all in one place. In 2017 the Alaska Hall was introduced and it was a great success this year its back and growing.

Daily Happy Hour in the Beer Garden

Join us for the always popular daily happy hour located in the Alaska Hall, and enjoy a beverage on us! Utilize this time to network with other mariners who have the same passion for the industry, and catch up with old friends who you only get the chance to see once a year.

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The Education Program 

Pacific Marine Expo offers a variety of informative education sessions at no additional cost to attendees and exhibitors. These sessions cover topics such as marine safety, business management, regulatory issues, technical advancements and more. The Educational Program is designed to provide current and essential updates to the commercial fishing industry, while offering an environment for open discussions and networking with other industry professionals.

See 2019 Education Program!

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 heat’s winner will take away $100 cash, and will move on to compete in the final round – the survival suit challenge. The final round champion will take home the coveted Fisherman of the Year title, $100 cash and a custom National Fisherman jacket. There is no fee to enter – just step on up! Get here early – slots fill up fast!

Not competing? Watch and cheer on the competitors!

View the full 2019 Expo Schedule


The Pacific Marine Expo education program
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