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2017 PSVOA ANNUAL MEETING INFORMATION

PSVOA is hosting their Annual Meeting on November 15, 2017 at 10:00AM located at the Swedish Cultural Center (Swedish Club) located at 1920 Dexter Ave N. Seattle, WA 98109.

 

This is a closed meeting for PSVOA & SVR members only please. 

 

http://swedishclubnw.org/

November 14, 2017
Don Stuart, Formerly of Salmon For Washington, Publishes New Mystery Novel Dealing with Salmon Fishery Politics

Stuart was Executive Director of Salmon For Washington, representing the Puget Sound salmon net fleet and fish processors during the 1990s. His new mystery novel: “Final Adjournment: A Washington Statehouse Mystery,” published by Epicenter Press, is now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers. The story deals with some of the challenging political issues faced by our industry. When a powerful State Senator is found murdered in his office at the Capitol, former fisherman and fishing industry lobbyist, Sandy Dalton, must defend himself from an unjust murder charge while also protecting his fishing industry clients from harmful legislation. This is a book that should appeal to mystery buffs and commercial fishermen alike.

October 30, 2017
Fishermen's Terminal Development Open House Scheduled for October 20, 2017

The Port of Seattle is sponsoring a Development Open House to discuss the first phase of future development of Fishermen's Terminal. The open house will be held on October 20, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 am at the Nordby Conference Center. Please contact Capital Project Manager Tim Leonard at (206) 787-3018 or leonard.t@portseattle.org 

October 18, 2017
President Trump Signs West Coast Dungeness Crab Management Bill into Law

The states of Washington, Oregon, and California cooperatively manage the West Coast Dungeness crab fishery in federal waters under a tri-state agreement that Congress first authorized in 1998. The bill makes that existing authority permanent. The agreement expired without a replacement in 2016.  The legislation was sponsored by Rep. Herrera-Beutler in the House and Sen. Maria Cantwell in the Senate.  President Trump signed the bill into law on August 18.  Kudos to both Rep. Herrera-Beutler and Senator Cantwell for their efforts in moving this important piece of legislation through Congress, which greatly benefits the commercial fishing industry and the crab resource.

August 25, 2017
Alaska Salmon Forecast & In-Season Harvest Update (2017)

As of August 21, 2017, the Alaska salmon harvest stands at 181.6 million, approaching the pre-season forecast of 204.6 million. Current pink harvests statewide lag behind the 2013 and 2015 seasons, but are running slightly above the previous 5-year average. Sockeye harvest is currently at 52.9 million, which includes a 37.3 million catch in Bristol Bay. For more detailed results, go to www.alaskaseafood.org

August 25, 2017
AMSEA Offers Good Advice on Vessel Safety

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) strongly encourages vessel owners and crewmembers to be mindful about vessel safety. The 2017 season has already resulted in nine commercial fishing fatalities, which is significantly higher than in recent years. A link to the AMSEA article can be found here

August 25, 2017
Fishermen's Safety Fair Scheduled for May 19, 2017

The Seattle Fishermen's Memorial is sponsoring a safety fair for any owners or crewmembers that are interested in improving their vesssel safety skills. The event will take place on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Fishermen's Terminal, Dock 9. For more information, please visit the Seattle Fishermen's Memorial Facebook page or email info@seattlefishermensmemorial.org.

April 12, 2017
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