From PSPA — 

(Seattle WA – July 22, 2019) The Pacific Seafood Processors Association (PSPA) announced today that Christopher Barrows will join PSPA as President effective August 15, 2019.

Pacific Seafood Processors Association (PSPA) is proud to announce and welcome Christopher Barrows as its President. Chris will be replacing Glenn Reed, who will be retiring at the end of the year. As a 25-year veteran of the United States Coast Guard (USCG), Chris brings years of leadership and management experience, along with a significant ocean and fisheries policy background, to PSPA.

Chris joins PSPA as President to continue the long legacy of supporting and advocating for the Alaska seafood industry and the sustainable use of our renewable fishery resources. “I am honored to be selected by PSPA to carry forward these important messages. I enjoyed my time in the U.S. Coast Guard patrolling the waters off Alaska and in the North Pacific Ocean as well as living in Juneau and traveling throughout Alaska to coordinate Coast Guard activities and develop lasting partnerships. I look forward to the opportunity to address future challenges facing the industry as well as to help ensure the continued sustainable management of fisheries resources.”

Throughout his career, Chris represented the United States Coast Guard at multiple international, national and regional fisheries organization including the North Pacific Anadromous Fisheries Commission, International Pacific Halibut Commission, North Pacific Fisheries Commission, US-Russia Intergovernmental Consultative Committee on Fisheries, US Canada Bilateral meetings on Ocean and Fisheries, Southeast Alaska (USCG) – British Columbia (DFO, Canada) Maritime Enforcement Coordination Committee, North Pacific Coast Guard Forum, United Nations’ Consultative Process on the Oceans and the Law of the Sea, and United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Chris brings with him a great deal of experience. He has an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a master’s degree in Marine Affairs from University of Rhode Island.

Chris will be based at the PSPA office in Seattle, where he and his family relocated after recently retiring from his final USCG posting in Naples, Italy.