ComFish Alaska Expo next week at Kodiak!

It's the 45th year for the ComFish Alaska trade show & policy forum! April 11-13 in downtown Kodiak!

by | April 3, 2024

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Trade show takes place at the all new downtown Kodiak Marketplace

The 45th annual ComFish Alaska trade show is set for April 11-13 in Kodiak.

ComFish is the largest and longest-running fisheries trade show in Alaska. And Kodiak is home to the most diverse commercial fishing fleet, with more than 700 vessels homeported at its two harbors. Kodiak consistently ranks in the top U.S. fishing ports for seafood landings and value.

This year ComFish will be held for the first time at the new downtown Kodiak Marketplace.

ComFish is hosted by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. Its 2024 press release says that the annual event provides a unique opportunity for people to bring their goods and services directly to where people in the fishing industry live and work, and serves as a one- stop shop for stakeholders to get the latest information about seafood industry issues.

ComFish forums live online! ADFG Commissioner, Congress & local reps, PSPA, UFA & more

The Alaska Fishery Policy Forum has become the platform during which harvesters, processors, community leaders, industry members, and policy makers can discuss specific issues related to Alaska’s commercial fisheries.

It will be held at the Harbor Room inside the Best Western Kodiak Inn and will also be broadcast live online.

This year’s forums include US Senator Dan Sullivan, ADF&G Commissioner Doug Vincent-Lang, Tracy Welch, Executive
Director of United Fishermen of Alaska and Julie Decker, President of Pacific Seafood Processors Association.

ComFish Alaska Expo takes place Thursday April 11th and Friday the 12th from 10am to 4pm and on Saturday
April 13th from 9am to noon at the Kodiak Marketplace.

Kodiak’s downtown harbor Credit: Marion Owen

Everything kicks off on Wednesday, April 10th with Fish Taco Night at Kodiak Island Brewing & Still, followed by evening receptions at the Kodiak Marketplace hosted by Trident Seafoods from 4 to 6 on Thursday and hosted by Cascade Engines & Cummins on Friday from 4:30 to 8pm. Enjoy Alaska Seafood and drinks while networking and enjoying the camaraderie!

Find the complete lineup of exhibitors, fishery forums, speakers, events, and online attendee registration at
www.comfishak.com or contact Ellen Simeonoff at the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce at (907) 486-5557 or ellen@kodiakchamber.org.

Follow ComFish on Facebook and Instagram @ComFishAlaska.


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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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