Thursday, February 10, 2011

Natural Resource Economist Hans Radtke to address Wild Seafood Exchange Attendees

Former Pacific Fishery Management Council Chairman Hans Radtke, Ph.D. will discuss the economic impact of Washington State commercial fisheries at the 8th annual Wild Seafood Exchange to be presented March 9th at the Embassy Suites in Lynnwood, Washington.

Dr. Radtke will discuss the findings of his just-released study, entitled Washington State Commercial Fishing Industry Total Economic Contribution, at the annual commercial fishing industry conference aimed at the independent commercial fishing industry.

Wild Seafood Exchange is produced every spring by Fishermen’s News, in partnership with Washington Sea Grant. The conference assembles independent commercial fishermen to explore harvesting, marketing and delivery of sustainably harvested wild seafood to retailers and restaurants. In recent years Wild Seafood Exchange has grown to also cover small business issues, and this year new vessel construction financing.

“We are delighted that Dr. Radtke has chosen Wild Seafood Exchange as the forum through which to formally introduce this important new study,” says Fishermen’s News publisher Peter Philips. “As advocates for the independent commercial fishing industry, Fishermen’s News is strongly supportive of the efforts of the local Washington State fishing community to educate the legislators, policymakers and community leaders about the economic vitality of our industry. Dr. Radtke’s participation in Wild Seafood Exchange is an important part of that effort.”

More information about Wild Seafood Exchange can be found on the Wild Seafood Exchange website, or by calling the offices of Fishermen’s News at (206) 284-8285.