Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association
Bob Waldrop is the executive director of the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, a nonprofit organization supported by Bristol Bay's drift net fishermen. The BBRSDA represents the 1,875 small businessmen (fishermen) and their 5,000 crew (employees) that fish in the Bay.
Waldrop previously worked as a consultant with RedPoint Associates in Anchorage, Alaska, and served as vice president of Sales and Marketing with Norquest Seafoods in Seattle, Washington. He also served as a natural resource advisor to former Alaska Gov. Jay Hammond and founded Wilderness Alaska, the state's oldest wilderness guiding service.
Bob has created numerous business development and marketing strategies for seafood companies and nonprofit entities in several regions of Alaska. He developed an economic assessment of Southeast Alaska's seafood industry and an economic feasibility analysis for several alternative opportunities. Waldrop has also been an advisor to the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation and has worked in grant development and seafood business planning. Waldrop has been active in the fishing industry as a member of the Salmon Restructuring Panel, committee member on the Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force, and past chairman and member of the Executive Committee–Board of Directors of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.