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2013 Program

How Does Public Perception Affect Your Bottom Line?

Learn how you can take advantage of new national and local strategies aimed at improving the perception of the U.S. fishing industry

Profitable Harvest offers attendees a one-of-a-kind opportunity to engage with industry experts during 3 robust panels: 

National Fisherman Profitable Harvest will feature three panels:

A Sea of Money
• Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute will present groundbreaking report results that show the full force of fisheries on Alaska’s economy. Discuss with industry experts how you can use these results to grow your business.
Presented by: Andy Wink, Seafood Analyst, McDowell Group; and Bruce Schactler, Global Food Aid Program Director, ASMI, and Marketing Committee Chairman, United Fishermen of Alaska

Teaching the Consumer
•  Discover new programs, tools and resources that inform the public about local seafood and how to create a more positive perception of the seafood industry in your community.
Moderated By: Rebecca Reuter, Communication Specialist, NOAA
Panelists Include: Pete Granger, Program Leader, Washington Sea Grant
Bill Dewey, Public Policy and Communications Director, Taylor Shellfish Farms
Julianne Curry, Executive Director, United Fisherman of Alaska

Get the Most From Your Boat
•  Industry experts will lead a discussion on expanding and diversifying your fishing portfolio, timing entries into new fisheries and outreach to young fishermen to ensure that the next generation has a place in the industry.
Moderated By: Jessica Hathaway, Editor in Chief, National Fisherman
Panelists include: Bruce Gabrys, Certified Public Accountant and Alaska Commercial Fisherman 
Buck Laukitis, portfolio fisherman from Homer, Alaska
Dewey Hemilright, National Fisherman Highliner and portfolio fisherman from Kitty Hawk, N.C.
Brett Veerhusen, Outreach Coordinator, Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay, Pacific Northwest


To sponsor this event, contact Susan Chesney at 206-463-4819 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it