F/V North America, Alaska Bering Sea Crabber, Home-coming from AK to the Ship Canal

F/V North America, Alaska Bering Sea Crabber, Home-coming from AK to the Ship Canal

Bering Sea Fisheries Conference May 9, 2018, Seattle WA: Renaissance Seattle Hotel, Alaska and our Pacific Northwest seafood industry have a multi-million dollar economic impact on our region, with a worldwide reach. The Bering Sea Fisheries Conference brings together representatives from around the world with the globes most productive commercial fisheries for this annual forum dedicated to sustainable ecomomic maximization of the Bering Sea and the distant water fisheries of Alaska and beyond. Bering Sea Fisheries Conference Sponsors include: Jensen Naval Architects, Rolls-Royce, Pacific Power Group, Nichols Boat Building, Highland Refrigeration, Integrated Marine Systems, SCANIA, Fincantieri Bay Ship Building, Fusion Marine Technology, PALFINGER.

F/V Arcturus, Trident Seafoods Old Yard Ship Canal, lots of Seattle Shipyard Spring Work Underway. Photography By: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, The Pacific Northwest to Alaska Marine Traffic Underway Pulse

Bering Sea Fisheries Conference is Presented by:  Fishermen’s News: The Advocate for the Commercial Fishermen; with support from: NOAA Fisheries and Magnuson Stevens Act.

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SPEAKER – Highlights:

Washington State Department of Commerce:  Joshua Berger

Joshua Berger is the governor’s office, legislature and state agencies, he is the sector leader and focuses on economic development, building public/private partnerships, and ensuring a modern and safe 21st century workforce. Berger is currently leading Washington Maritime BLUE, the governor’s strategic vision for a sustainable, decarbonized maritime industry alongside the development of a Maritime Innovation Center. Prior Berger served as director of the Washington Maritime Federation and brings extensive maritime industry experience to his position. While at which he earned a master’s degree from Antioch University Seattle in participatory planning; he’s also a professional merchant mariner that has worked in the towing industry and spent six years as captain of the historic schooner Adventuress. His seasoned track record in the maritime industry speaks for itself.

Rolls-Royce Marine: Runar Hjelle

Everyone like the sound of Rolls-Royce: Runar Hjelle is the current general sales manager for Rolls-Royce Marine, Offshore Deck Machinery. His official responsibility is deck machinery equipment for anchor handlers, tugs and fishing vessels in North and South America. Hjelle came to Rolls-Royce as a controls and power electronics engineer in 2002 after sailing as a chief electrician on submarines in the Norwegian Navy. Since joining the sales team in Brattvaag in 2011, he’s had a lazer focused interests in improving safety, increasing efficiency, and implementing environmentally friendly technology in deck machinery operations. Stay tuned and get ready to hear much more….
& More Speakers….. 
F/V American Eagle, Winter Work At Pacific Fishermen Shipyard, Lots of Sea Trials

F/V American Eagle, Winter Work At Pacific Fishermen Shipyard, Lots of Sea Trials

Agenda  (NOTE:  Agenda  is subject to change)

8-9AM

Continental Breakfast and Networking

9-10:30AM

Welcoming Remarks

Peter Philips, Publisher, Fishermen’s News

Vessel Design Considerations

Moderator: Ches King, RINA: Class Societies and the Bering Sea Fleet

Panelists:

  • Jim Towers, Elliott Bay Design Group: Innovations in Crab Boat Design
  • Eric Blumhagen, Hockema Whalen Myers Associates: Stability Considerations
  • Bob Desautel, Global Seas: Advantages of a Conversion

10:30-11AM

Coffee Break and Networking

11AM-12PM

New Technologies in the Bering Sea

Moderator: Joshua Berger, Washington State Department of Commerce

Panelists:

  • Runar Hjelle, Rolls-Royce Marine: Advances in Winch Technology
  • Quentin Stewart, Wartsila: Innovations in Propulsion
  • CAPT Mike Fitzgerald, Blue North Fisheries: Innovations in Fish Finding

12PM-1:30PM

Luncheon

Speaker: Bob Donegan, Ivar’s: A Customer’s View of the Seafood Market

1:30-3PM

Public Policy

  • Coast Guard Authorization Bill
  • Vessel Incidental Discharge Exemption
  • Magnuson Act Reauthorization
  • Groundfish Buyback Loan Refinance

Moderator: Tim Hobbs, K & L Gates

Panelists:

  • Chad See, Freezer Longline Coalition
  • Representative, USCG
  • Other panelists to be invited

3-3:30PM

Coffee Break and Networking

3:30-5PM

Marketing to the US and the World

Moderator: Peter PhilipsFishermen’s News

Panelists:

  • Margery Schelling, American Seafoods
  • Michael McGinley, Ocean Beauty Seafoods
  • Other panelists to be invited

5-6:30PM

Closing Reception

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Commercial Boat Photography By: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, The Pacific Northwest to Alaska Marine Traffic Underway Pulse, Salty Dog Lab Lookout On The Move! God Bless our fishermen and their families at sea and on land.

Location:

Bering Sea Fisheries Conference May 9, 2018

Renaissance Seattle Hotel

515 Madison Street

Seattle, Washington 98104 USA 

www.beringseafisheries.com

EAT FRESH – BUY WILD!