Wild Seafood Conference

Wild Seafood Connection is produced by Colibri NW.

Thank you for making Wild Seafood Connection a SOLD OUT success.
Mark your calendars for next year's conference on February 27, 2025.

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Thursday, February 29, 2024
Holiday Inn & Suites
Bellingham, WA

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WILD SEAFOOD CONNECTION is a one-day conference aimed at the independent commercial fisherman who wants to learn about direct marketing to restaurants, retailers, brokers, and seafood buyers. 

  • Hear from restaurants and retailers, brokers and seafood buyers about what they need from you.

  • Hear from your colleagues about successful business models through small business case studies.

  • Processing and Distribution: Learn how to get your high-quality product to market.

  • Learn about funding sources for business operations, new equipment, vessel repowers and new construction. State and federal sources, as well as private lending will be discussed.

  • Valuable one-on-one round-table discussions with vendors, direct marketers, funding experts and colleagues.


Independent commercial fishermen

Those who are currently selling direct, or are considering marketing and selling their catch directly to the consumer: restaurants, retailers, etc.

Wild seafood buyers

Those interested in the highest quality wild seafood: executive chefs, high end retailers and other seafood buyers and purveyors.

Sustainably harvested wild seafood stakeholders

Farmers markets, community supported marketing organizations, state and federal agencies supporting the independent commercial fisherman, vendors and suppliers to the industry

What People are saying

Molly Bold
Westport Marina General Manager
Port of Grays Harbor

“I was impressed by the program – more than I anticipated. I recommend every West Coast harbormaster interested in supporting the retail fish business attend Wild Seafood Connection.”

Shubert Ho, CEO
Feedme Hospitality & Restaurant Group
Edmonds, WA

“Great conversation. I really gained a lot of value in making connections with the local fishermen here in the Pacific Northwest. We’ll certainly send people next year.” 

Ficus Chan
Bellingham, WA

“Great to have Wild Seafood Connection back! I learned a lot and made good connections.”