2024 DATES COMING SOON!  •  Lumen Field Event Center  •  Seattle, WA

Agenda Session

Commercial Fishing Vessels Go Electric

Nov 08 2023

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM PST

Main Stage

Moderator: Noah Oppenheim, Principal, Homarus Strategies

While “going green” and many other sustainability initiatives might just sound like another cost put on fishermen, the requirements and mandates associated with them cannot be ignored. If safe, reliable, and affordable next-generation propulsion solutions are going to be developed, fishermen need to be at the helm and early adopters need support. In the short term, electrification will demonstrate the fishing industry's leadership and commitments to sustainability. In the long term, you'll be saving money and operating more efficiently overall.

However, there's a lot of work to do to get there. In this session, a panel of leading voices in the fishing industry will discuss:


• where to begin with making your operations more sustainable 

• whether to retrofit or build new

• how to find fuel efficient solutions for your vessel now

• the role of shoreside infrastructure in electrification

• what sort of specific long term benefits can be enabled for your business in the long run 

• weighing the cost of going hybrid

• how to finance electrification projects

• policy issues that must be addressed to enable cost-effective electrification


Listen in as a panel of naval architects and stakeholders from various areas of the commercial fishing industry outline how the effort to “go green” can result in operational efficiencies that ensure the long-term viability of individual businesses and the fishing industry as a whole.

Check out the exclusive National Fishermen article here to learn more about the future of electric vessels in commercial fishing. 


Elliott Bay Design Group

- Technical Manager, Naval Architecture

F/V Midnight Sun

- Owner

Homarus Strategies

- Principal

Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association

- Executive Director

Fishery Friendly Climate Action

- Coordinator

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