From the Editor: Pacific Marine Expo

As you may know if you’re involved in the commercial fishing industry, one of the largest and longest running commercial fishing and commercial marine trade shows on the West Coast, Pacific Marine Expo, takes place Nov. 18-20 in Seattle. And this year, for the first time ever, Maritime Publishing will be in attendance.

As a reminder, San Diego-based Maritime Publishing took ownership of Fishermen’s News as well as its sister publication, Pacific Maritime, several months ago. Maritime’s parent company is Training Resources Limited Maritime Institute, or TRLMI, a San Diego-based technical school that offers U.S. Coast Guard-approved courses for both professional and recreational mariners.

Members of TRLMI staff will be manning Booth 220 during this year’s expo, and tagging along at the event will be a handful of Maritime Publishing representatives, including publisher Dave Abrams, advertising manager Katie Higgins and yours truly, managing editor Mark Nero.

If you’re going to be in attendance at the expo, please feel to drop by our booth say hello and pick up a complimentary issue of Fishermen’s News. We’d love to see you.

My role during the two days that I’ll be there will be talking to people within the commercial fishing industry about the issues that matter to them, whether it be fishing regulations, environmental concerns, offshore wind development, COVID – you name it.

Whatever you’d like to talk about, I’d like to hear. It’s input and feedback from readers like you that helps dictate the stories and topics that Fishermen’s News covers. If you want to help influence what people see and read in the magazine, please stop by Booth 220 and have a chat. Or, if you happen to see me wandering around the Lumen Field Event Center on Nov. 18 and 19, feel free to approach me and start a conversation.

Although Fishermen’s News has a great staff of wonderful people, the most important people to us are you, the reader and subscriber. Part of our mission is to engage with our readership. We look forward to doing so at this year’s Pacific Marine Expo. Hopefully, we’ll see you there.

Managing Editor Mark Nero can be reached at