Maximizing Investment
for the Pacific Northwest

Presented by Fishermen's News each spring, the Bering Sea Fisheries Conference provides the only forum specifically designed to bring boat owners together with finance providers, shipyards and designers for candid and focused discussions about how we can work together to maximize the economic potential of fleet recapitalization.

Economic Potential of Fleet Replacement


Topics for this year’s conference include the following:


The Regulatory and Legislative Environment

  • An overview of new legislative initiatives and regulatory developments that will affect the Bering Sea and distant water fleets.

    Where We are Today: New Vessels and New Technology

  • Current projects on the ways—and newly in the water.
  • Design and operational innovations being developed to ensure maximum utilization and maximum efficiency.

    Financing the Future

  • Making the decision to replace or rebuild.
  • Lease options and financing parameters.
  • Financing for the vessel owner and for the supplier.
  • Public financing developments that affect the fleet.

    Marketing Sustainable Seafood Products

  • Innovations in certification and marketing as they pertain to seafood products for domestic consumption and export.
  • Public sector initiatives to support private initiatives in the Bering Sea and distant water fleets.

    Several Bering Sea fishing vessels are under construction or recently delivered to Puget Sound-based ownership groups and more are on the way.


    If you are involved in the booming Bering Sea and distant water fisheries—or want to be—our annual Bering Sea Fisheries Conference is the place to be.


    For more information contact Denise Philips

    at 206-284-8285 or