Day Two — Wednesday, Nov. 18
Maritime Economic Forecast Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Pacific Time
This annual event is one of the hottest tickets at 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
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
Diesel Emissions Reduction Act: Funding Repower Partnerships for Commercial Fishing Businesses
2 p.m. Pacific Time
The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act replaces older diesel engines with those fitting higher standards, including marine engines. Since 2008, fleets at marine and inland water ports have been a priority for funding, with $93 million going to ports projects from 2008-2013.
While some of DERA’s overall grants have specifically addressed commercial fishing vessel engine repowers, there is immense opportunity to further collaborate with Tribes, fishing communities, fishing associations, and engine manufacturers to look to the future of clean diesel powering sustainable seafood harvesting in the United States.
In this webinar we'll discuss how industry partnerships and federal funds can support an ongoing effort to upgrade power systems for America's commercial fishing vessels, and ensure a responsible seafood economy.
Speaker: Brett Veerhusen, Founder, Ocean Strategies