DAY 1 | OCTOBER 6
8:00 – 9:00 am Registration, Breakfast, & Swag Swap Setup
9:00 – 9:30 am Welcome
- Joshua Stoll, University of Maine
- Kelly Harrell, Sitka Salmon Shares
- Taylor Witkin, Local Catch Network [Coordinator]
- Colles Stowell, One Fish Foundation [Moderator]
9:30 – 10:15 am Keynote
- Willie Frank, Nisqually Natural Resources Department & She Nah Nam Seafood
- Buck Jones, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
10:15 – 11:15 am Marketplace of Ideas Summit participants will have two minutes to introduce themselves, share an idea, project, or challenge and then present an “ask” to the group.
11:15 – 12:30 pm Lunch with Fisherpoet interlude Commercial fishermen and poets from the renowned Fisherpoets Gathering based in Astoria, OR will share their poetry, prose, and song
12:30 – 1:45 pm Session I: Workshops Learn about the business of CSFs, supply chain relationships, and new business approaches that honor the ocean.
- MAIN HALL – Exploring the Skipper Otto & Sitka Salmon Shares CSF Model
- BOARD ROOM – The Costs and Benefits of Bringing Underutilized Species to Market
- ALCOVE – Footprints and Fingerprints: Climate Change & Fisheries
- KITCHEN – Sea to School: Sourcing Sustainable Seafood for School Lunches
1:45 – 2:00 pm Break (Snacks and coffee available in the Main Hall)
2:00 – 3:15 pm Session II: Workshops Learn about the business of CSFs, supply chain relationships, and new business approaches that honor the ocean
- MAIN HALL – Scaling Up: Using People, Place, and Purpose to Grow Business in the Current Seafood Landscape
- BOARD ROOM – Skipper Otto’s: Managing the Local Seafood Business
- ALCOVE – Whither the local consumer?
- KITCHEN – The Value(s) of a Frozen Fish: A Blind Challenge for Consumer Preferences and Perceptions
3:15 – 3:30 pm Break (Snacks and coffee available in the Main Hall)
3:30 – 3:45 pm Fisherpoet interlude Commercial fishermen and poets from the renowned Fisherpoets Gathering based in Astoria, OR will share their poetry, prose, and songs
3:45 – 4:30 pm Marketplace of Ideas Extended As an extension of the Marketplace of Ideas, summit participants will share two-minute presentations about their businesses, ideas, challenges, and opportunities
4:30 – 5:30 pm Swag Swap & Marketplace Happy Hour Mingle, drinks, silent auction, exchange merchandise, and continue the day’s discussions
5:30 – 9:00 pm Local Seafood Soiree and Celebration Join us for a sampling of seafood caught by summit participants prepared by local chefs.
- Maylin Chavez, Olympia Oyster Bar + Port Orford Sustainable Seafood
- Derek Hansen, Jacqueline + Kenai Red Fish Co.
- Jake Harth, Erizo + Blue Siren Shellfish Co.
- Kirk Hardcastle, Grill Master + Sitka Salmon Shares
DAY 2 | OCTOBER 7
8:00 – 8:45 am Coffee & light breakfast
8:45 – 9:00 am Welcome & Fisherpoets
9:00 – 11:30 am Local Catch – Charting the Course Ahead An interactive review of the Local Catch Network. The purpose for this session is to highlight concrete opportunities for collaboration and plant the seed for new engagement.
- PART I (10 min) – Where is the Local Catch Network today? What is its current function?
- PART II (20 min) – Four short stories of current opportunities, which lead into World Cafe-style breakout groups.
- Joshua Stoll, University of Maine: Networking at home and abroad
- Taylor Witkin, Local Catch Network: Local Catch Seafood Finder
- Kevin Scribner, Forever Wild Seafood: Community Accountability
- Hannah Heimbuch, Real Food Challenge: Hub for institutions
- PART III (60 min) – World Cafe Breakout: Summit participants choose a group and topic to dive into and help explore further. Each group has a facilitator (from Part II) and notetaker.
- PART IV (30 min) – Groups report back
11:30 – 11:40 am Seafood Documentary Trailer Screenings
11:45 – 12:45 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:15 pm Session III: Workshops Learn about the business of CSFs, supply Chain relationships, as well as new business approaches that honor the ocean.
- MAIN HALL – Exploring the Fishadelphia model: Thinking about issues of affordability, access, and equity in local seafood
- BOARD ROOM – SEA + TECH: Technology to support direct seafood marketing
- ALCOVE – Weathering the Storm: An Essential Resilience Toolkit for Small and Medium-Scale Fishing and Seafood Businesses
- KITCHEN – Managing a Restaurant Supported Fishery: Revitalizing the Catch of the Week
1:00 – 2:15 pm The Redd West – Food Hub Tour Take a tour of The Redd West, a working hub for the regional food economy
(Note: Limited to 20 participants – sign up at check-in on Day 1)
2:15 – 2:30 pm Break (Snacks and coffee available in the Main Hall)
2:30 – 3:45 pm Session IV: Workshops Learn about the business of CSFs, supply Chain relationships, and new business approaches that honor the ocean.
- MAIN HALL – Get your Tunas in a Row: Why Marketing Success can Only Happen Through an Organized Fishing Community
- BOARD ROOM – Fishing Business Health Assessment: How to Chart a Course Towards Sustainability and Resilience
- ALCOVE – Beneficial vs. Harmful Aquaculture: Where do we draw the line?
- KITCHEN – Culinary Engineering: A San Diego case study for increasing the value of landings by expanding the city’s seafood palate
3:45 – 4:00 pm Break (Snacks and coffee available in the Main Hall)
4:00 – 5:00 pm Reflections
Kiera Vandeborn, TBuck Suzuki Environmental Foundation
5:00 – 5:15 pm Closing Words
5:30 pm Adjourn Conference