Past workshop

A Public Seafood Processing and Cold Storage Facility: Is it right for your community?

13–14 November, 2003
Commons Bldg., Room 107
University of Alaska Anchorage

Contact: Allison Rice,

Draft conference agenda

Thursday, November 13
8:30–9:00 Introduction and objectives of conference Paula Cullenberg, Marine Advisory Program
9:00–9:40 What is a community cold storage? Richard Pollnac, University of Rhode Island
9:40–10:20 Case study: Brookings (Oregon) cold storage Russ Crabtree, Port of Brookings Harbor, Oregon
10:20–10:35 Break
10:35–11:15 Business planning Mike Fisher, Northern Economics
11:15–12:00 Logistical considerations Merrick Burden, National Marine Fisheries Service
12:00–1:00 Lunch
1:00–1:40 Conducting a feasibility study Patrick Burden, Northern Economics
1:40–2:20 Regulatory considerations Ernest Thomas, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
2:20–2:35 Break
2:35–3:15 Quality control considerations Don Kramer, Marine Advisory Program
3:15–4:00 Ownership and governance options Chris McDowell, McDowell Group
Friday, November 14
9:00–9:40 Engineering review Ron Cole, RA Cole and Associates
9:40–10:20 Cold storage warehousing Hank Bonar, Bonar Engineering
10:20–10:35 Break
10:35–11:15 Freight consolidation facilities Lorraine Cordova, McDowell Group
11:15–12:00 Regional marketing opportunities Quentin Fong, Marine Advisory Program
12:00–1:00 Lunch
1:00–2:30 Panel discussion: Private cold storage operation in the Pacific NW—links to Alaska and to domestic and world markets

Facilitator: Peter Granger, Washington Sea Grant

Panel: Doug Thomas, Bellingham Cold Storage; Jerry Simmons, fisheries consultant and former cold storage general manager; Frank Breen, Seafreeze LP

2:30–2:45 Break
2:45–? Interactive discussion: Potential pitfalls in creating a community cold storage Facilitator: Robert Jeffrey, Alaska Refrigerated Services