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Dock Days of summer at the BC Seafood Expo

May 21, 2018

If you are planning to meet the skipper and crew of the Pacific Discovery and learn more about Fish Safe register for your Expo All Access Pass.

Cheryl Lawson has been on the high seas fishing since she was 15.

She has trolled, gillnetted, longlined, packed sea urchins, seined and done just about everything a BC fisher has to do.

For the last decade or so, she has been on the seine vessel Pacific Discovery (pictured) skippered by Dennis Dobrilla, a fourth generation fisherman who started working on the ship in 1988 as a deckhand.

In an inherently risky industry, the duo has seen their fair share of misfortunes on the high seas.

Driven by a strong desire to help fishers get home safe, Dobrilla and Lawson are part of Fish Safe, a unique safety organization that has been serving the needs of workers in the BC commercial fishing industry.

Together with Ryan Ford, Fish Safe Program Manager, they will be hosting Dock Days with Fish Safe BC, which is part of The BC Seafood Expo.

If you are planning to get a first-hand account of a commercial fishing operation, meet the skipper and crew of the Pacific Discovery and learn more about Fish Safe register for your Expo All Access Pass.

About Fish Safe

For well over a decade, Fish Safe has been driven by a belief that because commercial fishermen are the primary stakeholders engaged in fishing, they should also be the primary voices utilized in defining, designing and delivering safety training in their industry. Fish Safe operates with a simple and focused mission: “To give BC commercial fishermen the knowledge and tools to come home safely” (

About the BC Seafood Expo

The Expo features over 50 Trade Show exhibitors, leading speakers in their fields and provides a venue to network with industry leaders, international buyers, distributors, and educators for every type of fish, seafood, and seafood related products and services. (

The 2018 keynote speakers include; entrepreneur, lawyer and best-selling author, Calvin Helin and president of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership, Linda Cornish. Attendees can indulge in the two networking lunches as well as the International Buyers Reception, which features top domestic chefs, the best of BC seafood, and a delegation of 30+ international seafood buyers, all taking place within the Expo trade show area.


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