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Congrats to local sailors for winning the ARC22!


PTMTA member and local business owner (Turn Point Design), Brandon Davis was crew on the winning team in the ARC trans-Atlantic race and rally still in progress as of 12/03/2022. Congrats to Brandon and the Malolo team! Brandon posted on FB: FIRST TO FINISH! We finished the ARC – Atlantic Race– in 11 1/2 days …

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Food Traceability Rule includes seafood


It is good to understand what our seafood providers, among others, have to do in addition to catching/harvesting, packing, and shipping. (National Fisherman article. Title links to online article or read below.) FDA issues a final rule on food traceability, list includes most seafood Jose Antunes The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a …

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Too fun…


Just thought this was too much fun to not share. Picture your furry friend here ! December 18th, 1-4 at the Chamber, renowned photographer Jeffrey Fong will along with Santa be on site taking holiday photos of your pet. Proceeds of this event benefit Kiwanis as well as the Community Development Fund providing small business …

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Maritime WA National Heritage Plan approved


From Preserve WA The Management Plan for the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area was approved by the Department of the Interior earlier this month. This approval represents the culmination of over a decade of hard work and significant collaboration between hundreds of individuals, organizations, governments, and Tribes along our state’s saltwater shoreline. The Management Plan …

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Boat Molds; Public Online Auction/Seattle


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Green Wave updates October 31, 2022


If your fishing venture is seeking an alternative, GreenWave kelp farming seems lke an interesting option. Below is from their latest newsletter. Learn more at Greenwave.org Seaweed-Based Packaging for People and the Planet One of seaweed’s superpowers is that it has many uses–it’s the soy of the sea without all the downsides. Seaweed can be …

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How the Tide R e a l l y Works


You might already know this…or not. It was not what this editor expected. Enjoy. Waterlust You Tube Channel Here.

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Join the PORT OF PT at the Pacific Expo 11/17-19


We’re teaming up with the Port of PT again at their booth at the 2022 Pacific Marine Expo. The expo will take place at the Lumen Field Event Center in Seattle from November 17th-19th. Any members interested in taking a shift at the booth are welcome. Please contact Pete Stein at Steinp314@gmail.com or at 360 …

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Keep abreast of Maritime WA Heritage corridor news


Some of these posts may be relevant to you. If the marine trades do not pay attention and make our voices heard, the decision makers in this organization will not know to consider our industry. Please pay attention and speak up. https://preservewa.org/news-events/news/ For exampl: Seeking History & Heritage Nominations for the Maritime Washington Advisory Board  

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Kelp & Seaweed farming on the rise


Rising tide: Pacific Northwest could soon double or triple its small number of seaweed farms Read the article: https://www.kuow.org/stories/rising-tide-pacific-northwest-could-soon-double-or-triple-its-small-number-of-seaweed-farms

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Port Orchard police marine patrol unit removes 35 derelict vessels on Sinclair Inlet


Read the full article in the Kitsap Sun Here; https://www.kitsapsun.com/story/news/2022/10/12/port-orchard-police-marine-patrol-unit-removes-35-derelict-vessels-sinclair-inlet-washington/8177224001/

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National Fisherman asking for West Coast Highliner nominees


Honoring our commercial fisher-folk sure seems like a good thing to this blog editor. You may have received this already in your inbox but if not, please check it out.

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Blue Economy report from Coastal States Org.


Sharing this email from NOAA’s office for Coastal Management. If you have questions or thoughts about the content of this report, please contact Kenneth Walker directly (please cc the PTMTA) or the PTMTA for forwarding. We have many stake holders amongst us and our voice needs to reach the right ears. The Coastal States Organization …

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Chamber offers another round of Small Business Development Grants


Chamber membership is not required to apply. Read this poster to learn if this locally funded and administered grant series could help your business take the next step. Click on the image to learn more.

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USCG boating safety circular


The Fall 2022 Boating Safety Circular is now available, you can click here to download from the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Auxiliary & Boating Safety’s website.  or Click image below to view the PDF circular.

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Meet your kids’ new teachers- event


Monday-August 29th…

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Update on Abandoned & Derelict vessel program


KPTZ’s Coastal Cafe podcast, first aired on August 3rd featured valuable information on WA State’s abandoned and derelict removal program with new options to take unwanted vessels at the end of their useful life at collection events to be scheduled. You can listen here.

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Our Stories; Rockin’ Rendezvous event


A new event in town for a good cause. This inaugural event on August 21st will feature live storytelling with local special guests Margie Abraham (“She raised a “fleet” of sailing children, with humor and grace”, Nancy McDaniel, the Milhollands, and more. Click the poster below to learn more. Below that is a history tidbit …

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2022 PTMTA Brochure pdf


Please look for the bright yellow PTMTA Brochures at Admiral Ship Supply, Marine Thrift, The Port Office, The Point Hudson office, in a rack outside of the PTMTA office at the Nomura Building, Edensaw Woods, PT Rigging, the Chamber, and other public facing businesses. Need some for your business? Please let us know. In an …

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NOAA Fisheries New Proposal


“A Roadmap for use of ‘Ropeless Gear”; article from National Fisherman Magazine Download the draft Ropeless Roadmap guide here. RopelessRoadmapDRAFT-NEFSC  

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