Peter Philips, Colibri Northwest
Bellingham Port Commissioner
Chefs and Retailers Speak:
A panel of local chefs and retailers will share with the audience how they choose wild seafood, and what they look for in a wild seafood vendor: Price point, portioning, delivery and species availability will be discussed.
Direct marketing is an attractive business model, but it isn’t for everybody. We’ll discuss the hurdles and alternatives to marketing direct to the restaurant and retailer. We’ll hear from those engaged in direct marketing about the challenges and opportunities for the independent commercial fisherman.
Sea Grant Programs for the Commercial Fishing Family
Washington, Oregon and California Sea Grant representatives will share information about the programs they offer to help West Coast independent fishing families survive and thrive as direct marketers and small businesses.
Among the biggest challenges to a successful direct marketing operation are how to deliver a quality product efficiently and affordably. Hear from fishing colleagues, custom processors and distributors on how they process and deliver: locally, nationally and internationally.