Pacific Marine Expo 2015 takes place Wednesday November 18 -- Friday November 20th at the Century Link Field Event Center.
A year ago, we signed all of the major contracts for AMERICA'S FINEST tm between Fish Expo and Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes:
We believe safety isn't an accident - you have to work proactively to maintain a safe workplace and to train a safe workforce. That is why we encourage our crew to better themselves by attending safety courses offered through organazations such as
Not only do we encourage our crew, we step up to the plate and pay for our crew to attend. Further, a more trained crewmember will move up in the pay scale aboard the vessels. It's a win-win-win.
Seafood sustainability is again in the news as the (GSSI) released its for evaluating the sustainability of fisheries. The GSSI tool has drawn immediate criticism from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as they recently published an article titled, This is an interesting development since WWF is on the board of GSSI. GSSI is intended to provide an agreed standard for the wide range of certification and seafood labeling schemes. As their web site says “GSSI is a global platform and partnership of seafood companies, NGOs, experts, governmental and intergovernmental organizations working towards more sustainable seafood for everyone.” So who is right in this case, does the GSSI benchmarking tool tell you if a fishery is sustainable?
At its core, seafood sustainability is about the ability to produce food from the sea in the long term. Put another way, we can ask ‘Are the fishery and its management system operated in such a way that our grandchildren can still enjoy the same production from the fishery (subject to the constraints of external factors such as climate change) as we do today?’