Fishermen's Terminal Newsletter April 2017

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Fishermen's Terminal V01

Same newsletter, new look

Welcome to the new Fishermen's Terminal newsletter! This is the same newsletter - content and frequency - with a new look and delivery system. Please be sure to add to your safe-sender list to ensure you continue to receive these updates.

Long-Term Strategic Plan update

The Fishermen’s Terminal Long-Term Strategic Plan is moving into implementation! Fishers and other terminal stakeholders helped create the plan over the past two years.

The Port of Seattle is currently in the process of selecting/hiring design team for the new Gateway Building (to be located in area of existing bank and net sheds 7 and 8), new West Wall 1 Building (to be located immediately north of existing West Wall Building), and related site improvements. Design is anticipated to take place in 2017-18 with construction to follow accordingly in 2018–19.

The port will continue to seek stakeholder input during the phased implementation. Visit the Long-Term Strategic Plan webpage for more information and to sign-up for updates. For more information please contact Joseph Gellings at 206-787-3368 or

Nickerson Paving Project update

The Seattle Department of Transportation is repairing and repaving Nickerson Street to make it safer and more comfortable to travel on and extend its useful life. For project information and updates visit the Nickerson Paving Project webpage.

Net Shed Roof Replacement Project update

The Net Sheds 3, 4, 5 & 6 Roof Replacement Project (including the solar demonstration on Net Shed #5) construction contract is out to bid with construction activities beginning around June and work would be completed by the fall of 2017. 

Customer reminders

Reserve your shore power hookup or disconnect

If your vessel uses 208v or 480v shore power, Port of Seattle regulations require that a port electrician hookup or disconnect your vessel. Reserving your shore power hookup and disconnect in advance assures we’re ready when you are and helps you control costs. For best service, call us the day before you need a hookup or disconnect at 206-728-3395 or on VHF 17.

Top six to-do's before departing to fish

  1. Give notice for moorage or storage interruption or termination as far in advance as possible to avoid future billing issues. 
  2. Book your loading dock reservation. 
  3. Schedule your net lane. 
  4. Order a dumpster for last minute clean-up ($56.61 for 1½ yard dumpster). 
  5. Add your name to the net shed wait list. 
  6. Advise us of new billing or new cell phone contact numbers.

Available upland space

We have great commercial space available at Fishermen’s Terminal and The Maritime Industrial Center. For more information, please contact Rebecca Schwan at 206-787-3713 or at

  • 1,181 sq. ft. of first floor office space with water views in the West Wall Building.
  • Approx. 20k sq. ft. of warehouse space (includes approx. 2k sq. ft. of office space located on the top floor) of the A-1 Building at the Maritime Industrial Center on West Commodore Way. View of the ship canal. Freight elevator loading.
  • 3,637 sq. ft. of second floor office space located in the Fishermen’s Center Building. Water views. Available summer of 2017.

Port of Seattle & industry calendar

  • Seattle Maritime 101 April - May – Discover how business, labor, government, and community leaders are working together to grow our important working waterfront. Check-out the economic value of the maritime and fishing industries and the diversity of career opportunities!
  • Fishermen’s Terminal Walking Tour May 12 – As part of Seattle Maritime 101, the Port of Seattle is hosting a free walking tour of Fishermen’s Terminal. Limited to 40 people. Reservations required. Stay tuned to for details.
  • Stories of the Sea on May 11 - As part of Seattle Maritime 101, join us for a maritime poetry and music slam! Share your original story of the sea, be it true or imagined. Event limited to 15 performers. To register to perform: No registration needed just come and enjoy the fun!
  • Fishermen's Fall Festival on September 23 - The Fishermen's Fall Festival celebrates the return of the North Pacific fishing fleet to the terminal! Hands-on art projects with fishing themes, including the popular wooden boat building and trout pond, are complementary for all children and admission to the Festival is free. Proceeds from the activities within the Festival are donated to the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial Foundation to assist families of fishers lost at sea.
  • Pacific Northwest Seafood 101 September 23 - November 25 - Celebrate our seafood and our thriving fishing and maritime industries with a variety of events!
  • Pacific Marine Expo November 16-18 - Attend the largest commercial marine tradeshow on the West Coast, serving commercial mariners from Alaska to California. 

Need meeting space?

The Nordby Conference Center is available for meeting rentals and accommodates up to 22 people. Rates for Fishermen’s Terminal tenants and customers are $33 for a half day; $55 for full day. To reserve or for general public rates, call 206-787-3395.

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