November 18 – 20, 2021 | Lumen Field Event Center | Seattle     Get A Booth

Expo Online

Join us at for three days of conferences, contests and making connections. Sign up for our newsletter to get daily updates during the show week — Nov. 17-19.

We will keep this show running through 2021 with monthly Expo webinars. So get onboard and stay tuned!

Day One — Tuesday, Nov. 17

Making Waves: Offshore Wind Power & Commercial Fishing

11 a.m. Pacific Time


Annie Hawkins, Responsible Offshore Development Alliance executive director

What’s the future of offshore wind power? How is the industry engaging with commercial fishing and other maritime industries in the United States? What can we learn from European installations? Our panelists will dig into the current status of offshore wind energy as its focus expands to all coasts.

Moderator Kirk Moore, National Fisherman associate editor

Host Jessica Hathaway, National Fisherman editor in chief

Workforce Development: Resources and Partners

Time: TBD

This workshop will offer businesses the opportunity to learn about regional workforce training programs and partnership opportunities. Check out programs that will pay for your apprenticeships. Learn about student training programs. See how easy it is to become a mentor, create an apprenticeship program, successfully reach out and engage communities of color and women for your workforce, and get your business involved with creating the next generation of workers.

Sponsors: Youth Maritime Collaborative, Port of Seattle and Seattle Propeller Club

Day Two — Wednesday, Nov. 18

Vessel Design & Gear Technology

11 a.m. Pacific Time

The U.S. boatbuilding industry has been running strong throughout 2020. We’ll look at what’s on the horizon for builders and outfitters of commercial fishing and workboats on the West Coast and in Alaska.

Moderator Paul Molyneaux, National Fisherman Boats & Gear editor

Host Jessica Hathaway, National Fisherman editor in chief

Maritime Economic Forecast Breakfast

8:30 – 10 a.m. Pacific Time

This annual event is one of the hottest tickets Pacific Marine Expo. This year, you can join free online to hear commercial fishing and other maritime and seafood industry leaders discuss the year ahead for the Port of Seattle and beyond. (Breakfast not included.)

Sponsors: Seattle Propeller Club and Port of Seattle

Presenting Partners: North Seattle Industrial Association, American Waterways Operators, Northwest Marine Trade Association, Transportation Institute, Seattle Marine Business Coalition and King County maritime businesses with National Fisherman and Pacific Marine Expo

Day Three — Thursday, Nov. 19

Pebble Mine: What’s Next

11 a.m. Pacific Time


Katherine Carscallen, Executive Director of Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay

Andy Wink, Bristol Bay Regional Seafood

This year has been a bumpy ride for critics and supporters of the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay. We’ll talk about how we got here, where the plans stand, and what to look for next.

Moderator & Host Jessica Hathaway, National Fisherman editor in chief

Fishing Industry Career Fair

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Presented by the Seattle Propeller Club and Port of Seattle with Seafood 101 industry partners

Supporting organizations: Washington Maritime Blue, Youth Maritime Collaborative and their members, Washington Office of Public Instruction, Home School Network, Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, Marine Manufacturing & Technology Center of Excellence, Seattle Jobs Initiative, National Fisherman and Pacific Marine Expo

Expo Online isn’t just limited to three days, check out more content we have planned for the coming months!

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act with Ocean Strategies

Direct Marketing, Ocean to Plate

Onboard Safety, Running Drills with AMSEA

Season Forecast

Finding the Right PFD

Ask an Old Salt

Ocean Health: Reducing Plastics


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