Message from the Executive Director, Julie Decker

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LISA & THE LADIES Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) spoke at a luncheon of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Pictured from left: Claire Laukitis, Julianne Curry, Senator Murkowski, Julie Decker, Tomi Marsh and Nina Schlossman.

Fall season is here, which means “meeting season” is also here for the seafood industry. In the month of September, I attended the following meetings on behalf of AFDF: Southeast Conference, Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association, United Fishermen of Alaska, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, Alaska Chamber, Alaska Sea Grant Advisory Committee, and the Industry Advisory Committee of the Alaska Maritime Workforce Development Plan. In the coming month, I will add the Alaska Shellfish Growers Association, and Pacific Marine Expo to this list.

During the meetings, I gave presentations regarding theAlaska Mariculture Initiative, the Alaska Maritime Workforce Development Plan, and the newly developed “Energy Analysis Tool” for commercial fishermen. Please read this issue of AFDF’s e-newsletter to find out more about these topics and more. Enjoy your meetings!