ASMI’s All Hands On Deck Conference Goes Virtual

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s annual All Hands On Deck conference will go virtual this year from Tuesday, Nov. 10 through Friday, Nov. 13.

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The annual report and networking gathering is normally held in Anchorage, but because of the global novel coronavirus pandemic it will be online only this year.

ASMI Executive Director Jeremy Woodrow will open the conference on the morning of Nov.10, followed by comments from the McDowell Group’s Dan Lesh on the impact of COVID-19 on Fisheries. The afternoon session will include a discussion with a question and answer period on ASMI’s Responsible Fisheries Management program.

The Nov. 11 agenda will focus on reports from ASMI’s committees on salmon, halibut and sablefish, whitefish and shellfish and international marketing, including Asia marketing programs.

Reports continue on Nov. 12 from ASMI’s international marketing committee, South America and European programs, domestic marketing and communications and public relations committee, followed by the domestic marketing committee. The afternoon session on Nov 12 will include a question and answer session with those involved in ASMI’s marketing programs, followed by an early evening seafood cooking demonstration with Chris Follari, global director of culinary for Sodexo Foods.

ASMI’s board of directors meeting is set for the morning of Nov. 13, with opening remarks by ASMI Chairman Jack Schultheis of Kwik’Pak Fisheries. Also on the agenda for the final day of this annual gathering are an update on ASMI’s budget by Becky Monagle, ASMI finance director, an update on the overall Responsible Fisheries Management program by program manager Jeff Regnart, and operational committee chair reports from Julie Yeasting of the international marketing committee, seafood technical issues by Joe Logan, domestic marketing, by John Salle, and communications, by Julianne Curry.