Special Events and Prizes
Pre-register and when you pick up your badge at the show you will be entered to win a $500 American Express Gift card! It's that easy!
The 2012 winners are:
Johnny Lindstrom, Westport Shipyard, Port Angeles, WA
Kenny Down, Executive Director, Freezer Longline Coalition, Seattle, WA
Ron Buckley, CEO, Haltronics Inc, Seattle, WA
Happy Hour in the Beer Garden
Show Day 1 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Show Day 2 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Show Day 3 2:00pm - 3:00pm
It's a long day walking the exhibit floor and talking with exhibitors. Take a few minutes to unwind and have a drink on us, in the Pacific Marine Expo beer garden, sponsored by ZF Marine. Each happy hour will feature a prize drawing for a pair of Seahawk's tickets and the winning raffle ticket will be chosen by a Seahawk's cheerleader, so come get an autograph!
Author's Corner & Bookstore
Stop by and visit with your favorite author in the Author's Corner & Bookstore, presented by Pro Star Publications, Inc., which includes seating and a special section for book signings, discussions and more. Make sure to stop by and browse the vast selection of books, ask questions and get your copy autographed.
3rd Annual Boatyard Day
Join us to celebrate the Third Annual Boatyard Day, where National Fisherman and WorkBoat magazine celebrate the boatbuilding industry with a series of special events honoring excellence in boat design, construction and gear for the commercial fishing industry.
Find more information about Boatyard Day here.
Fisherman of the Year Contest
FisherPoets- 11:30 am
Contest Begins- 1:00 pm
Cash prizes will be awarded to winners of a series of fishing skill tests. Finalists advance to the competitive survival suit round to vie for the title of Fisherman of the Year and the grand prize of a personalized jacket.
Join the festivities at 11:30 am to hear the Fisher Poets entertain the audience with music and stories.The Fisher Poets are a loose group of commercial fishermen/writers who perform regularly at the Fisher Poets Gathering in Astoria, Oregon each February. Many of them perform at other venues, and share their poems, stories and songs over the radio during slow fishing days.
The 2012 winners are:
Net Mending: Joaa Do Mar
Knot Tying: EikeTen Kley
Rope Splicing: Reid Ten Kley
Fisherman of the Year 2012: Joao Do Mar
Pacific Marine Expo is presented by National Fisherman and WorkBoat, the industry’s leading publications.