Port of Bellingham


The Port of Bellingham is proud to be the title sponsor of the 13th annual Wild Seafood Exchange.


WILD SEAFOOD EXCHANGE is a one day conference aimed at the independent commercial fisherman who wants to learn about marketing and 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 their business through small business case studies.


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


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


For more information contact Denise Philips at 206-284-8285
or denise@philipspublishing.com

“All the information I could have asked for. A real class event. We'll be back next year!”

Guy Lutz, F/V Jessica A, Newport, OR

“Great work on a well-organized and engaging event! The caliber of the participants and the format allowed for an informative and interactive discussion. Meeting such nice and interesting people was definitely an unexpected bonus.”

Izetta Chambers, F/V Bluebird, Naknek, AK

“I very much enjoyed this year’s Wild Seafood Exchange. It was a valuable networking forum. We were able to set up appointments with several fishermen onsite with whom we hope to do business.”

Russ Casteel, Director of Meat & Seafood, Haggen, Inc.

“I was very impressed with the Wild Seafood Exchange! Riley [Starks, the Willows Inn] and I both met some good contacts.”

Dave Hansen, Owner, Lummi Island Wild