Fishermen's Terminal Newsletter January 2018

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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.

News from around the Port: new Executive Director and Commissioners


Newly appointed Executive Director Stephen Metruck

The Port of Seattle Commission is proud to announce the appointment of retired U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Stephen P. Metruck as its new Executive Director. Metruck brings 34 years of executive experience in maritime, security and financial leadership to his new role. Most recently, Metruck was Commander of the Mid-Atlantic Region, overseeing 3,600 military and civilian personnel, and before that, responsibility for planning and execution of the $10 billion U.S. Coast Guard budget.

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Newly elected Commissioners Ryan Calkins and Peter Steinbrueck

The Port of Seattle would also like to welcome new Commissioners Ryan Calkins and Peter Steinbrueck, who won their seats in the November election. Calkins and Steinbrueck are replacing Commissioners Tom Albro and John Creighton.

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Port Commission votes to purchase Salmon Bay Marina

Salmon Bay Marina location

The Port of Seattle Commission voted to purchase Salmon Bay Marina, located on the Ship Canal adjacent to the Port’s Fishermen’s Terminal facility. The five acre property contains five docks supporting 166 slips measuring 6,547 lineal feet of moorage on freshwater. The purchase price was $15,679,120.
“The purchase of Salmon Bay Marina is a step toward fulfilling our Century Agenda goal to double the number of jobs in our region associated with fishing and maritime and is financially smart for the Port,” said Commission President Tom Albro. “It also protects urban industrial and maritime land, which is also environmentally wise.”

Read the press release and frequently asked questions

Long-Term Strategic Plan update

FT Development Image Sept 2017

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 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 2019. 

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. While building design is already underway, Port staff are eager to take your input on the project including on parking and gear storage.

Please contact Capital Project Manager Tim Leonard at 206-787-3018 or

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Small Vessel General Permit Requirements

If you have a commercial vessel that is less than 79 feet in length, you’ll need to complete a permit form under the Small Vessel General Permit (sVGP) as soon as possible. This is a federal permit focused on protecting water quality and requires all commercial vessels to conduct quarterly inspections to prevent activities that could pollute our bays, sounds, and oceans. Commercial vessels include fishing and other commercial operations but not recreational or military vessels. The sVGP was updated in 2014 by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and vessels were given until January 2018 to comply with reporting and other requirements, such as maintaining an inspection form onboard the vessel and completing the first inspection by April 18.

For questions, contact:

Net Shed Roof Replacement Project is nearly complete

The Fishermen’s Terminal Net Sheds #3, #4, #5, and #6’s new roofing system upgrades are nearing completion. Solar panels and mounting structures have also been installed and complete on Net Shed #5 for the first Solar Demonstration Project for the Port.  

Seattle Boat Show: Shilshole guest moorage promotion and more

Boat Show Afloat

Shilshole Boat Show Bundle: 50% off guest moorage, a ticket, and shuttle service

Celebrate the boat show with Shilshole Bay Marina's first-ever Boat Show Bundle promotion: 50% off your ENTIRE guest moorage stay during the Seattle Boat Show complete with one complimentary ticket and a shuttle ride to/from the show! There is a limited number of tickets, so make your reservation today.

Make a moorage reservation

Visit us at the show

Visit Fishermen's Terminal at the Port of Seattle booth (East 720) at the Seattle Boat Show January 26 through February 3, 2018! Also be sure to check-out the boat show's new afloat show at Bell Harbor Marina and enjoy free parking across the street with purchase of an e-ticket.

Learn more about the Bell Harbor Marina show location and free parking

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.

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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