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Seattle Metro Chamber: Casting a Wide Net with Commercial Fisheries

June 5 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Casting a Wide Net with Commercial Fisheries | Fri, Jun. 5

Commercial fisheries have long been an economic engine for Alaska, providing thousands of jobs and producing billions of dollars for the state. Join us to hear from fishery leaders in Alaska on the latest news in their sector – including the massive implications due to COVID-19 and what this means for Alaska’s economy, Pacific Northwest partnerships, and the future of fisheries.

Speakers include:
Frances Leach, Executive Director, United Fishermen of Alaska
Bill Tweit, Vice President, North Pacific Fishery Management Council
Chris Woodley, Executive Director, Groundfish Forum

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The state of Alaska has over 3 million lakes, 12,000 rivers, 6,600 miles of coastline and 47,300 miles of tidal shoreline – making it one of the most prolific fishing regions on earth.

With so much opportunity, commercial fisheries have long been an economic engine for Alaska, providing thousands of jobs and producing billions of dollars for the state.

Join us to hear from fishery leaders in Alaska on the latest news in their sector – including the massive implications due to COVID-19 and what this means for Alaska’s economy, PNW partnerships, and the future of fisheries.