Program: Seafood 101 Panel Discussion
John Meyers, Vice President & Senior Principal with Hockema Whalen Myers Associates John Myers has been a practicing naval architect for 25 years, and has been a Professional Engineer since 2001. He is Vice President & Senior Principal with Hockema Whalen Myers Associates, a Seattle based naval architectural firm he co-owns which specializes in the commercial fishing industry. John is also a Coast Guard approved stability instructor and teaches courses in vessel stability to fishermen through the North Pacific Fishing Vessel Owners Association (NPFVOA). His professional focus is on improving fishing vessel efficiency and safety.
Trends in Fishing Vessel Design and efficiency and stability
Joshua Berger Governor s Maritime Sector Lead, State of Washington
Joshua works as the liaison between maritime industry stakeholders, the Governor's office, legislature and state agencies. As Sector Lead he focuses on economic development, building public/private partnerships, and ensuring a 21st century workforce. In his role, Joshua is leading Washington Maritime BLUE, the Governor's strategic vision for a sustainable, decarbonized maritime industry alongside the development of a Maritime Innovation Center. Previously, Joshua served as Director of the Washington Maritime Federation and brings extensive maritime industry experience to his position. He earned a Master's Degree from Antioch University Seattle in Participatory Planning. Joshua is also a professional Merchant Mariner having worked in the towing industry and spent six years as captain of the historic schooner Adventuress.
WA Blue Modernization of the Fishing Fleet Initiative
Alan Davis, Trident Seafoods
Trend in fishing vessel safety and risk management
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