We all wish we could be hugging our fishing friends at Fish Expo this week, but there are some great opportunities to stay informed and connected from home! The commercial fishing industry is offering many events, forums and classes online this month that you can enjoy from your couch. Sign up below.
Pacific Marine Expo Online: November 17-19, 2020 the commercial marine industry will come together for three days of streaming educational content, special events, discussions in the National Fisherman Forum, and a comprehensive supplier guide in lieu of an exhibit floor. Don't miss an interview with the Salmon Sisters (Tuesday 1pm) and "Pebble Mine: What's Next" (Wednesday 11am PST). The Expo Online digital content series will continue next month and into 2021, featuring both live and on-demand content all on NationalFisherman.com. Sign up to get onboard and stay informed! See full schedule here.
Virtual Happy Hour with Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay: Fishermen's Happy Hour! Connect with fellow fishermen and the campaign to Stop Pebble Mine at the annual Fishermen's Happy Hour (zoom edition!). November 19th, 4pm AKST.
UFA (United Fishermen of Alaska) Webinar Series: Tune in November 16-20, 2020 for presentations including a Seafood Market Update and Pebble Mine and Bristol Bay 2020 Recap.
Local Catch Network Webinars: Stop by November 18, 2020 (11:30 EST) for upcoming Building a future of resilient, community-based seafood systems. The purpose of this forum is to highlight innovation, entrepreneurship, and resilience in local seafood systems and small-scale fisheries during the past 9 months.
Salmon Nation - Festival of What Works: Join in November 15-22 for a week of free discussions, workshops, film screenings and panels discussing “what works” in our bioregion—from Alaska to California, and everywhere between. Discover practical, replicable ideas at the leading edge of education, economic development, social activism, health, healing, food production, media making, the arts and environmentalism. Speakers and performers include: Ray Troll, Linda Behnken, Amy Gulick, Mark Titus, Wade Davis, Portugal.The Man, Chief Na’moks, Stephanie Anne Johnson, Annita McPhee, Ryan McMahon, Harold R. Johnson, Gerry Oleman, Eden Robinson, Gisele Martin, Don Svanvik and Napaġiak Dalee Sambo Dorough, to name a but few.
Sea Grant - Introduction to Starting and Operating a Seafood Direct Market Business: Introduction to Starting and Operating a Seafood Direct Marketing Business is a five-session online workshop for those considering or currently involved in direct marketing of seafood in Alaska. Register for this $135 class, scheduled Nov 30-Dec 9, 2020.
Kachemak Bay Campus: Hone your skills with a Marine Technology classes offered by Homer's Kachemak Bay Campus. Next up, Master 100 Ton/OUPV.