Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Expo time

Step right up, gents. Deckboss photo

It's a question you hear often this time of year: "Are you going to Fish Expo?"

Officially known as Pacific Marine Expo, Fish Expo is a huge trade show in downtown Seattle where working fishermen can find just about anything — from engines to electronics, buoys to bait.

This year's event will run Thursday through Saturday in the exhibition hall at CenturyLink Field, where the Seattle Seahawks play.

The show strongly targets Alaska fishermen, and many figure to be walking around with extra cash this year thanks to strong prices in salmon, halibut and other fisheries. I've heard the Expo will have more vendors than usual, all looking for a piece of the action.

Fish Expo also features some panel discussions on safety, marketing and other topics.

One session sounds particularly intriguing: "The North Pacific Fishery Management Council: Public process under scrutiny." The one-hour session, scheduled to begin at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, could generate some fireworks, considering the discussion we've heard recently about perceived political imbalances on the council. The panel includes well-known industry players Arni Thomson, Larry Cotter, Lori Swanson, Steve Minor and Merrick Burden.

So, are you going to Fish Expo?

Deckboss will be there. Find him hanging around Pacific Fishing magazine, booth 729.


Anonymous said...

Not the same w/o the Furuno mugs, but the Sea-Gal beer garden is nice.

Anonymous said...

Why would we want to listen to the "usual suspects" mutual masturbation panel???

Nothing new there.

Anonymous said...

Collecting the furuno mugs was the highlight of my expo experience.

Anonymous said...

Furuno really fell some notches. They went from handing out great mugs to supplying blue fag bags with long girly handles.

deadeye said...

Hey Deckboss. Your link to Pacific Marine Expo leads to the PACER federal court records database.

Is that a subliminal message of some sort?

Deckboss said...

Naw, nothing subliminal, deadeye. Thanks for catching my screwup.

Anonymous said...

Furuno Coffee Mugs where my highlight too, just to bad the 2003mugs were not micro wave friendly.

Anonymous said...

I say we just start peeling anything that we can off of the Furuno booth until we get our friggin' mugs back!!! Maybe even track some dog poo onto their fancy blue rug.

Anonymous said...

Occupy Furuno Now!!!

Anonymous said...

Meet there each day about 2:30 and overwelm them with questions about the mugs. Them maybe they will think harder about supplying them again. Even for cost would be nice. <')----<

Anonymous said...

Furuno mugs?! Fishermen are apparently easily amused.

Anonymous said...

You assume that we are all fishermen and you have a weak sense of humor. But yes, fishermen are easily amused, and abused.

Anonymous said...

The BBRSDA sponsored meeting at the EXPO: zzzzzzzzzzz.

The EPA guy was alright.

Buckley was...how much are we paying him to tell us that squishing fish is bad for quality?

The Ocean Beauty spiel was predictable.

The buyer from Whole (paycheck) Foods was unnecessary.

It woud have been bearable if they would have shuttled some of that comp beer up from the "garden".

Who is jt anyways, dammit!

Anonymous said...

You got to squish em sometimes you know, it's the 32 braincells that got squished long ago in that big open space on the Board of Fisheries.

The wan't em squished, and it takes no BBRSDA genetic study to figure out why the Alaska Board of Setnetters, shwn best at the Anchorage Hilton

Of course the Chairmans setnet clause, that's D=two nets for a setnet, but drift is of course D=one and a third....

Only at the Alaska Department of Law, (Lance Nelson) could the 1/3rd Citizenship Clause have any validity.

Who the hell is the Secretary of State, with his signature on the 14th Amendment, just shortly after the Tzar sold a piece of property?

Who the hell is the running of the State of Alaska, Jefferson Davis?

Anonymous said...

...including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons."
Of course that on got invalidated, everywhere in the United States, except at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game?

Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Where in the hell is that 1/3rd Citizenship Clause Amendment from the House, the Senate and the President of the United States, that required to change the Constitution's Bill of Rights, for that Bristol Bay Drift permit holder?

Anonymous said...

There must be some organic toxic chemical in the drinking water, on Whidbey Island.

Anonymous said...

That and lots of free time.

Anonymous said...

Stabs in the dark.