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
November 20 4:00pm - 5:00pm
November 21 4:00pm - 5:00pm
November 22 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 for the December 22nd game against the Arizona Cardinals. 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.
Wednesday, November 20th
11:00 am - Kevin Bailey, "Billion-Dollar Fish - the Untold Story of Alaska Pollock"
1:00 pm - Sylvia Taylor, "The Fisher Queen"
3:00 pm - Don Pepper, "Fishing the Coast - A Life on the Water"
Thursday, November 21st
11:00 am - Corey Arnold, "Fish-Work"
1:00 pm - Mark Maricich, "The Greenhorn's Guide to Alaska Fishing Jobs"
3:00 pm - Louis B. Boone, Jr., "Wrangell Narrows at a Glance"
Friday, November 22nd
10:30 am - James Cole, "Drawing on our History: The Fishing Vessels of the Pacific Northwest & Alaska"
12:30 pm - David Esson Young, "The Uchuck Years"
Check out the complete Author's Corner schedule here.
3rd Annual Boatyard Day
Thursday, November 21, 2013 2:45pm- 4:00pm
Join us to celebrate the Third Annual Boatyard Day, where National Fisherman and WorkBoat magazine celebrate the boatbuilding industry. Hear keynote speaker, Frank Foti, President and CEO of Vigor Industrial, LLC as we honor excellence in boat design, construction and gear for the commercial fishing industry.
Find more information about Boatyard Day here.
Fisherman of the Year Contest
Friday, November, 22, 2013
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.
King County Maritime Breakfast
Thursday, November 21, 2013
8:00 am - 10:00 am
West Club Lounge
Last year’s Maritime Industry Economic Forecast Breakfast attracted more than 150 top labor, business, local and federal government and community leaders. The purpose of the breakfast is to bring leaders together to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the area’s workboat and fishing industries and to showcase our region’s important maritime industry.
See more information about the breakfast here.
Pacific Marine Expo is presented by National Fisherman and WorkBoat, the industry’s leading publications.