Program: Challenges and Opportunities facing our Fishing Industry
Today, the North Paciific fishing fleet, which is based in Seattle, is thriving. Seafood caught in Alaskan waters accounts for about 56 percent of the U.S. commercial fishery harvest volume. While the fishing takes place in Alaskan waters, Washington residents occupy 28% of all U.S. jobs created by the Alaska seafood industry, and most major seafood processers are headquartered in Puget Sound. In addition, fisheries in the North Pacific Ocean are considered among the most sustainably managed in the world.
What can be done to maintain the vitality of our fishing industry? Modernizing the North Pacific commercial fishing fleet has become an increasingly important issue for Washington’s maritime industry. How can the industry address the ever-changing marine environment, including impacts from changing ecosystems, habitat, and climate?
Those will be some of the topics discussed by our panelists:
Glenn Reed, President, Pacific Seafood Processors Association
Chad See, Executive Director, Freezer Longline Coalition
Chris Woodley, Executive Director of Groundfish Forum
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