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Day One — Tuesday, Nov. 17

Making Waves: Offshore Wind Power & Commercial Fishing
11 a.m. Pacific Time

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.

Annie Hawkins, Responsible Offshore Development Alliance executive director
Moderator: Kirk Moore, National Fisherman associate editor
Host: Jessica Hathaway, National Fisherman editor in chief

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Workforce Development: Resources and Partners

2 p.m. Pacific Time

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

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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.)

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

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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

Day Three — Thursday, Nov. 19

Fishing Industry Career Fair
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Pacific Time

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

Pebble Mine: What’s Next

11 a.m. Pacific Time

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.

Speakers: Katherine Carscallen, Executive Director of Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay & Andy Wink, Bristol Bay Regional Seafood
Moderator & Host: Jessica Hathaway, National Fisherman editor in chief

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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