The 68th Pacific Fisheries Technologists’ (PFT) conference will be held February 5-8th 2017 in downtown Vancouver, BC Canada at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel affording majestic views over Vancouver Harbour to Stanley Park and the North Shore Mountains.

This year our keynote speakers will address our theme of “From bottom to top: ethics matter” and we are planning an exciting line up of papers and presentations to stimulate discussions concerning technical, scientific and ecological matters related to the seafood industries; processing; safety; developments in the academic world and the ever changing regulatory environment within which we all work.

The PFT conference is an annual international event that moves between the Pacific States and Provinces of Mexico, USA and Canada. We are always thrilled to welcome a sizable contingent from Asia, Europe and elsewhere and have a reputation for being a friendly, welcoming group where old acquaintances are renewed and many new ones made. Whether you work in academia, government, seafood industry, supporting industries, are a student or merely interested in fish – plan to come to PFT for 4 days of networking and fun

Stay tuned for announcements on speaking and sponsorship opportunities, and to see updates to the conference program as it develops.

Kate Abraham
PFT President, 2017