Pete Granger and Norman Pillen - Salish Current
Pete Granger and Norman Pillen
Pete Granger and Norman Pillen

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Pete Granger is retired as Program Leader, Marine Advisory Services, for the Washington Sea Grant Program and seafood industry specialist at the University of Washington. He has fished commercially in Puget Sound and Alaska and continues to fish commercially on Puget Sound as a reef-net fisherman at Lummi Island near Bellingham. He was sales director for Seafood Producers Cooperative, and currently serves on the board of the Working Waterfront Coalition of Whatcom County. Pete and his wife, Debbie, live in Bellingham.

Norman Pillen is the president of Seafood Producers Cooperative and resides in Addy, Washington, and works out of both SPC’s Bellingham and Sitka offices. He is a lifelong commercial fisherman with over 40 years of experience in the Gulf of Alaska as captain, participating in the salmon troll and longline fisheries, and salmon tendering. He has been a member of SPC for 38 years, and is also serving as a board member of Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association, and as a representative on the Processors advisory board of the International Pacific Halibut Council. He is a proud member of the Alaska Trollers Association and United Fisherman’s Association. 

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