September 15, 2010

Check Out the Commercial Fishermen’s Festival This Weekend

If you’re interested in a commercial fishing job, the Pacific Northwest is that place to be, and this weekend you can learn all about this industry at the Commercial Fishermen’s Festival in Oregon. Located in Astoria, this event features some of the biggest names in the fishing world, including the celebrity captains from Deadliest Catch.

Breaking into the fishing industry isn’t easy, as there are a limited number of slots open on the ships during each season. If you’re interested in working an Alaska fishing job, this is a great place to network with those already in the industry so you can get hired. All of the major Alaskan fishing companies will be in attendance, so this is as much a job fair as it is a place to have fun.

Also featured at the Commercial Fishermen’s Fesival:

  • I Am Just A Crabber: A Tribute To Captain Phil Harris DVD
  • Coast Guard helicopter rescue demonstration
  • Astoria Brewing Company Beer Garden
  • AxMen vs Deadliest Catch Tug of War
  • Seafood cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs
  • Eating competitions
  • Commercial Fishermen’s Memorial Ride

The Commercial Fishermen’s Festival is a great way to get your foot in the door in this industry. You can check it out September 18 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m and September 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit the official festival Facebook page to learn more about this event.

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