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Long-Term Strategic Plan

The Port of Seattle is committed to the economic engine of Fishermen’s Terminal. A recent economic impact study found that, each year, commercial fishing activity at Fishermen’s Terminal generates $450 million in business revenue and nearly $40 million in state and local taxes. As part of the port-wide Century Agenda, the port has adopted a goal for doubling the size of the commercial fishing business cluster that is centered on Fishermen’s Terminal.

To achieve this goal, the port is launching the Fishermen’s Terminal Long-Term Strategic Plan for the uplands portion of Fishermen’s Terminal. Considerable investments have been made to modernize the moorage structures of Fishermen’s Terminal – approximately $30 million in the last 10 years. These water-side improvements set the stage for a planning process covering the 25-acre uplands area of the property. Consideration will be given to aging structures, the changing needs of the fishing fleet, and leveraging Fishermen’s Terminal’s role as a living community landmark.

Stakeholder Outreach

The planning will be guided by extensive stakeholder outreach. The outreach will include established groups such as the Fishermen’s Terminal Advisory Committee, but everyone’s input is welcome!

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To receive regular updates about the plan, you can sign-up here by entering your e-mail address and selecting the Fishermen's Terminal option. You can also select other port-related options.

Seattle Fishing Fleet & Suppliers, Take the Survey

A study by Madison Bay Commercial is underway to look at how Fishermen's Terminal fits into the network of maritime businesses located on the Ship Canal in Seattle. We encourage you to complete the related survey, which will only take a few minutes. Take the survey here by December 10, 2015.


If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please feel free to contact the project manager Joseph Gellings at (206) 787-3368 or

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Fishermen's Terminal
3919 18th Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119-1679


Channel 17

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