November 20-22, 2024  •  Lumen Field Event Center  •  Seattle, WA

Agenda Session

DOCKSIDE CHAT: The Buoying of the Fleet: Engaging the Next Generation of Commercial Fishermen

Nov 09 2023

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PST

NF Wheelhouse Booth #150

The current generation of fishermen, with their deep knowledge and decades of experience, is aging out of the industry. Join us to explore the challenges presented by the ‘greying of the fleet’ and the need to attract young talent in North America’s small-scale fisheries. We'll discuss barriers to entry, such as regulations and finances, share insights on education, mentorship, and sustainability, and engage the audience in a crowd sourcing exercise for solutions. Our goal is to create a practical solutions sheet for distribution to support organizations. Together, we aim to secure a sustainable future for small-scale fisheries, foster community growth, and preserve marine resources for generations to come.


Seafood Communicator & Founder of Trish Talks Fish & Coordinator of the BC Young Fishermen's Network

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