Over 550 companies will have exhibits at Fish Expo from October 26-29, 1983, at The Seattle Center in Seattle, Wash. This will make for the largest Fish Expo ever, topping the 535 companies that exhibited when the show was last in Seattle in 1981. Fish Expo alternates annually between Boston, Mass., and Seattle.

"After a drop in exhibitors in 1982, sales have come back strong for this year's show," said J on Stamell, general manager of National Fisherman Expositions, Inc., which runs the show with National Fisherman Magazine's sponsorship. "Suppliers have begun to speak with optimism. It seems that the economic recovery is beginning to find its way to the commercial fishing industry," Mr.

Stamell said.

Fish Expo has become an outstanding educational opportunity for fishermen, processors and industry suppliers, and the 1983 program is also the largest ever.

Thirty-one seminars will take place at the Mercer Forum adjacent to the Exhibition Hall, the show's second largest exhibit area. The seminars will feature over 72 speakers from all facets of the commercial fishing and seafood processing industries.

Highlighting this year's seminars program is the Inshore Fisheries Conference, co-sponsored by National Fisherman and Pacific College Sea Grant. The Conference which takes place in the mornings will present 21 sessions covering four major areas of concern to fishermen who work within 200 miles of the coast: direct marketing; underutilized resources; vessels and gear; handling, packaging and on-board quality control.

The remaining 10 sessions held in the afternoons will cover topics of interest to offshore fishermen as well as processors, fish farmers and politicians.

New to this year's show are four exhibitor seminars and a film series to be held in Room V, Wednesday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Exhibitors were asked to submit seminars of their own for presentation outside of the regular program. The four seminars being presented cover fish detection, vessel insurance, safety and Scottish seining. The film series will be ongoing during Fish Expo and includes a Norwegian fish-farming film.

At the last Seattle show 16,623 attended and to get them into the show faster and provide more service, a new registration system has been introduced. The emphasis is on preregistration which is free to all who complete and mail the appropriate preregistration form which is available in Fish Expo advertisements, from exhibitors or from one of the Fish Expo offices. To those who register at the door, there will be a $5 registration fee.

Attendees at this year's show will receive name badges identifying their occupation which should result in better presentations from exhibitors. Other services new to the show include large discounts on airfare, airport transportation and tours while in Seattle.

The most visible new service will be the Fish Expo Visitor Information Center which will help with restaurant, theater, Seattle tour and Fish Expo banquet reservations.

The Information Center will also house the message desk, and messages will be provided to show visitors and exhibitors on five television monitors located around the show.

Fish Expo will close with two popular events. On Friday, October 28, the Fish Expo Banquet will take place at the Westin Hotel.

Seattle's top seafood restaurants and the executive chef of the Westin are working together to put on a banquet that will be an expression of the best seafood city in the country. On Saturday, October 29 the Trawl Crawl will be held. This five-mile fun run attracted over 1,000 runners in 1981.

It begins and finishes at Fishermen's Terminal in Seattle.

More information on the entire week of events can be obtained by contacting National Fisherman Expositions, Inc. at (207) 774-5981, 5 Milk Street, Portland, Me. 04112, or (206) 283-1150, 4215 21st Avenue West, Seattle, Wash. 98199.

Seminars Program Wednesday, October 26 9:00 am—Introductory remarks, Rooms III and IV 9:05 am—General Session—Rooms III and IV. "Direct Marketing," presented by Brian Paust, Alaska Sea Grant marine advisory agent, and Richard Wilson, seafood marketing consultant.

9:30 am—Concurrent Workshops 1-1 "Expanding Domestic Markets," Rooms I and II, presented by Joseph Ciliberto, Seattle seafood broker, Douglas Humes, marketing specialist, Bering Sea Fishermen's Association, John Maher, Sitka, bottomfish, longline fisherman, and Terry Reeve, marketing consultant with Kyokko Suisan.

1-2 "Direct to the Public Sales," Rooms III and IV, presented by Tom Maloney, Alaska shrimp fisherman, and Bill Murtha and Stan Long, Moss Landing albacore trollers.

1-3 "Co-Ops," Room VI, presented by Don Reinhardt, a manager of the Halibut Producers' Co-op (now Seafood Producers' Coop), Paul Peyton, manager, Southeast Alaska Salmon Gillnetters Co-op, and Lawrence Bozanich, manager, San Pedro Seineboat Co-op.

1—4 "Direct Restaurant Sales," Room VII, presented by Jon Rowley, seafood consultant.

10:30 am—Coffee break.

10:45 am—Repeat of preceding workshops Exhibitor Seminars 1:30 pm—(A) "Trawl Net Development," Rooms III and IV.

Moderator—Barry Fisher, president, Yankee Fisheries.

Speakers—Cliff Goudey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sea Grant Program, Gary Lover- ich, president, Nor'eastern Trawl, Duncan Amos, commercial fisheries specialist, University of Rhode Island, and Dennis Lodge, owner, Fishinform.

1:30 pm—(B) "Packaging for Higher Profits," Room VI.

Moderator—Bruce Cole, publisher, Seafood Business Report.

Speakers—Eric Melton, vice president, Pacific Seafoods, Inc.; John Sakton, project coordinator, New England Fisheries Development Foundation, and Michael T.

Selders, manager-sales and marketing, Royal Alaskan Seafoods, Inc.

2:45 pm—(C) "Stability," Rooms I and II, presented by Bruce Adee, director, Ocean Engineering Program, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.

Thursday, October 27 9:00 am—General Session—Rooms III and IV. "Underutilized Species" 9:30 am—Concurrent Workshops 2-1 "Shark," Rooms I and II, presented by Mike Wagner, manager, Seafood Specialties of Santa Barbara; Bob Dvorak, manager, Hawaii Shark Processors; Ken Bates, and Bobby Reid.

2-2 "Squid," Rooms III and IV, presented by Pierre Mercurio, a squid highliner; Gerald Sweeney, experimental fisherman, and Roger Mercer, fisheries scientist, National Marine Fisheries Service.

2-3 "Octopus," Room VI, presented by Brian Paust, Sea Grant marine advisory agent, Petersburg, Alaska; Dr. Brian Hartwick, University of British Columbia, and Chris Toole, California Sea Grant marine advisory agent.

2-4 "Underutilized Mollusks," Room VII, presented by Sus Kato, fishery development specialist, National Marine Fisheries Service, and Daniel Hancock, marine ecologist, Oregon State University.

10:30 am—Coffee break.

10:45 am—Repeat of preceding workshops.

Exhibitors Seminar 1:30 pm—(D) "The Wheelhouse of the Future: Integrated Electronics," Rooms III and IV.

Moderator—Bruce Buls, associate Pacific editor, National Fisherman Magazine.

1:30 pm—(E) "Future Directions in Seafood Exports," Room VI, presented by Robert G. Haves, director, Office of Industry Development, National Marine Fisheries Service.

2:45 pm—(F) "The Political Scene and Fishermen," Rooms I and II.

Moderator—A.D. Chandler, Pacific editor, National Fisherman Magazine.

Speakers—Carmen Blondin, deputy assistant administrator, Fisheries Resource Management, National Marine Fisheries Service; Zeke Grader, Pacific Coast Fed- eration of Fishermen; Denis Phelun, U.S. Senate Sub-Committee on Fisheries, Washington, D.C., and Lucy Sloan, National Federation of Fishermen.

Friday, October 28 9:00 am—General Session—Rooms III and IV. "Vessels & Gear" by Dennis Lodge.

9:30 am—Concurrent Workshops 3-1 "Hook and Line Fisheries," Rooms I and II, presented by Paul Heikkila, Oregon salmon troller and Oregon Sea Grant marine advisory agent; John Enge Jr., Petersburg, Alaska; Gerald Sweeney, and Richard Rosenthal, biologist.

3-2 "Pots and Traps," Room VII, presented by Bill High, gear development specialist, National Marine Fisheries Service; Brian Paust, Alaska Sea Grant marine advisory agent, and Kyle Vanderpool, a Coos Bay, Oregon, fisherman.

3-3 "Small Scale Trawling," Rooms III and IV, presented by William Oehrle, retired Massachusetts dragger skipper; Hank Pennington, Sea Grant marine advisory agent, Kodiak, Alaska; Bob Mcllwaine, Canadian fisheries development specialist; Paul Smith, Toledo, Oregon fisherman, and Scott Harrington, Washington Sea Grant marine advisory agent.

3-4 "Small Combination Boats," Room VI, presented by Sig Jaeger, fisheries development consultant.

10:30 am—Coffee break.

Exhibitors Seminar 1:30 pm—(G) "Salmon Enhancement— A Key to Future Survival," Rooms III and IV.

Moderator—Nat Bingham, president, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations.

Speakers—Richard Herrig, coordinator, Oregon Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program; Dr. Ernest Brannon, School of Fisheries, University of Washington; Fred Green, chairman, Enhancement Committee of the Pacific Trailers Association, and Ladd Macaulay, president, Douglas Island Pink and Chum, Inc.

1:30 pm—(H) "The Washington Scene," Room VI, by Lucy Sloan, National Federation of Fishermen.

2:45 pm—(I) "Sea Survival," Rooms I and II, by Hank Pennington, Alaska Sea Grant marine advisory agent.

Saturday, October 29 9:00 am—General Session, Rooms III and IV. "Handling, Packaging and On-Board Quality Control" by John Sakton, project coordinator, New England Fisheries Development Foundation.

9:30 am—Concurrent Workshops.

4-1 "The New Bedford Project," Rooms I and II, presented by John Sakton, project coordinator, New England Fisheries Development Foundation.

4—2 "Containers and Packaging," Room V, presented by Kevin Katona, Daco, Inc., and Tony Kopay, Western Kraft Corp.

4-3 "Value Added/Custom Processing," Rooms III and IV, presented by Marti Castle, Transfresh; Arne Lindstrom, manager, Port Chatham; Terry Gardner, manager, Silver Lining Seafoods, and Ken Hildebrand, an Orgegon State University seafood scientist.

4-4 (A) "On-Board Quality Control—Freezing," Room VI, presented by Jon Rawley, Seattle seafood consultant; Bruce Gore, salmon freezer boat operator, and Glen Gibbard, seafood technical specialist, Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

4-4 (B) "On-Board Quality Control—Icing," Room VII, presented by Hugh Smith, a gillnetter; Bruce Wyatt/Edward Melvin, California Sea Grant marine extension agents; Klaus Schallie, Canadian Fisheries Inspection Agency, and William Nelson, fisheries development specialist.

10:30 am—Coffee break.

10:45 am—Repeat of preceding workshops.

12:30 pm—2:30 pm- ( J ) "Wonderful Ways to Prepare Seafood," Rooms III and IV, presented by Pansy Bray, seafood consultant, and Steve Harbell, Washington Sea Grant marine advisory agent.

10:45 am—Repeat of preceding workshops.

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