Fishermen's Terminal Newsletter October 2017

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Welcome to the Fishermen's Terminal newsletter, a community resource covering terminal news and tips as well as Port of Seattle opportunities.

Long-Term Strategic Plan update

You're invited to a development Open House on October 20

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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.

You're invited to the next Open House to discuss the related plans and projects.

Fishermen's Terminal Long-Term Strategic Plan Open House
Friday, October 20, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Nordby Conference Center

The Port has hired the design team of Miller Hull Partnership to design the first phase of development called for in the plan. Permitting activities are also underway.

This first phase of development is comprised of two new buildings – a “Gateway” marine sales and services/warehouse building near the main entrance and a light industrial building along the west property line. To make way for the Gateway Building, the former bank building, Net Shed 7, and Net Shed 8 will be demolished. The other part of the development is a complete renovation of the former Seattle Ship Supply building for maritime-related uses. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2018. 

The high-level strategies of the plan are described on the project website and the linked April 2016 report by VIA Architecture available on the Long-Term Strategic Plan webpage, where you can also sign-up to receive email updates about the plan and associated development.

Please contact Capital Project Manager Tim Leonard at (206) 787-3018 or with comments and questions.

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Fishermen's Fall Festival in National Fisherman magazine

Salmon filleting competition at Fishermen's Fall Festival

Thank you to all who helped with and attended this year's Fishermen's Fall Festival in support of the Seattle Fishermen's Memorial! See why National Fisherman says "it is one of the happiest and best run festivals I’ve ever had the pleasure to attend."

Read all about it

Net Shed Roof Replacement Project update

The Net Sheds 3, 4, 5 & 6 Roof Replacement Project (including the solar demonstration on Net Shed #5) have construction activities in progress.  

Demolition of all four Net Shed roofs are complete with the new roofing being installed on each. The solar panel structures are also being installed on Net Shed 5. The final roofing layer and the electrical work will take place shortly to allow these net sheds to be complete by late fall of 2017.

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Pump-out at Fishermen's Terminal, approximately 1969 based on similar photos found.

Welcome back, fishers

Welcome back to all of our returning fishing customers! We hope you had a safe and profitable fishing season and wish to recognize your return is a great event for us. We had a great summer in Seattle and want to remind you of a few tasks that could make your return to Fishermen's Terminal go as smoothly as possible:

  • Make a loading dock reservation before your arrival.
  • Notify the terminal office of your arrival and sign a moorage agreement.
  • Register crew members who may be staying on the boat.
  • Advise us of new billing/contact info.
  • Drop a copy of your 2016 fish ticket to ensure the lowest rate possible in 2017.
  • Use the terminal's recycling center to reduce solid waste.
  • Contact the terminal office to reserve a forklift, crane, hoist, and/or dumpsters.
  • Add your name to net shed wait list.

Thank you and have an enjoyable off-season!

Port of Seattle at the Pacific Marine Expo

Shuttle from Fishermen's Terminal available

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We'll see you at the Pacific Marine Expo

Visit the Fishermen's Terminal booth at the Pacific Marine Expo November 18-18, 2017! Need help getting there? A shuttle to the Pacific Marine Expo will depart from Fishermen's Terminal every half hour. See you there!

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Save the date: Mug Up

Annual customer appreciation event

Fishermen's Terminal tenants and customers: save the date the for the 14th Annual Mug Up! This year's appreciation event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, December 8, 2017 in the Nordby Conference Center.

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

  • 1,484 sq. ft. of second floor office space with water views in the West Wall Building in the A-1 Building at the Maritime Industrial Center on West Commodore Way. Available August 2017.
  • Approx. 20k sq. ft. of warehouse space (includes approx. 2k sq. ft. of office space located on the top floor) in 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 at Fishermen’s Terminal. Water views. Available summer of 2017.

Port of Seattle & industry calendar

Pacific Seafood 101 is now in session!
  • Pacific Northwest Seafood 101 through 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.
  • Mug Up Customer Appreciation Event December 8
  • Seattle Boat Show January 26 through February 3 - Visit the Port of Seattle recreational marinas at the Seattle Boat Show! New this year: our sister facility Bell Harbor Marina will be home to a new afloat location for the show. Stay tuned for details!

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.

News from around the Port: Strawless in Seattle

Strawless In Seattle
Click here to watch a video that highlights the need to go strawless. Commissioner Felleman is featured!

Why were we strawless? Plastic straws end up in our ocean. We use 500 million plastic straws everyday in the U.S. alone. Many plastic straws are not recyclable and end up in our ocean, polluting the water and harming sea life. If we don’t act now, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in our ocean.

Over 25 Port of Seattle airport and maritime tenants joined the Lonely Whale Foundation’s Strawless in Seattle Campaign, only offering a marine degradable (paper) alternative on demand for the month of September

Chinook’s and Highliner Public House at Fisherman’s Terminal participated, as well as Jibe Espresso Bar at Shilshole Bay Marina, the World Trade Center and Bell Harbor Conference Center, Clipper Café at Pier 69, and Anthony’s Pier 66 adjacent to Bell Harbor Marina.

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