Wild Seafood Connection focus: Direct Marketing

Network with retailers, buyers, funding sources and colleagues to learn about selling your own seafood.

by | January 12, 2024

Filed Under Markets | Meetings | Trade

Day-long conference in Feb. connects fishermen to markets

Thursday, February 29 at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Bellingham, WA

WILD SEAFOOD CONNECTION – presented by the Port of Bellingham – 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.

Click HERE for the full agenda

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About Laine

Laine Welch has covered the Alaska fish beat for print and radio since 1988. She also has worked “behind the counter” at retail and wholesale seafood companies in Kodiak and on Cape Cod.


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