March 24, 2013 – March 29, 2013 all-day
Hotel Murano
1320 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402
Nicole Faghin

An event held by Washington Sea Grant, in coordination with Oregon Sea Grant

The third national symposium will focus on issues faced by working waterfronts throughout the United States.

The Issues
Increasing population in coastal areas generates increasing conflicts over access to and uses of waterfronts. Across the United States, waterfront communities both large and small are seeking creative solutions to address evolving challenges.

Who Should Attend
Join the discussion. Meet with local, regional, tribal and national decision-makers; members of the commercial fishing, marine, and tourism industries, developers and property owners; business owners, community planners and waterfront advocates — at the third in a series of national discussions on working waterfronts.

Session topics will include discussions about:

  • Economic and Social Impacts of and on Working Waterfronts
  • Successful Local, Regional, State and Federal Strategies to Address Working Waterfront Issues
  • The Future of Working Waterfronts: Changing Uses and Changing Climate
  • Keeping Waterfront Industries Commercially Viable

The symposium begins March 25 with a full day of field trips around the Tacoma waterfront and the region.