fish processorAlaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute (ASPLI)

The Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute (ASPLI) is an intensive professional development program designed for mid-level managers, production foremen, plant supervisors, quality assurance leaders, and small processors who want to advance their careers in seafood processing.

Kodiak: November 9–13, 2015

Hands-on technical training in seafood processing and visits with local processors. Topics include the science of seafood, shelf life, quality and safety of Alaska’s fishery products, product development, lean manufacturing, new technologies, and seafood marketing. Participants will receive hands-on experience in the pilot plant at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, and local seafood plant managers will offer perspectives on the seafood industry and management.

After the Kodiak session, ASPLI participants return to their jobs and work with an in-house mentor to identify and complete a project that has an impact on plant operations.

Anchorage: February 29–March 4, 2016

The final session will include leadership training, project management, human resources, regulatory environment, and developing effective management styles. Experienced seafood leaders, government regulators, and management consultants will lead the classes.

Boston (optional): Seafood Expo North America, March 6–8, 2016

This is the largest U.S. marketing venue for seafood, providing an understanding of Alaska’s role in the global market. Participants will be required to interact with vendors, seafood buyers, and sellers, and will visit a local seafood processor/reprocessor. The Boston trip is not required to receive an ASPLI certificate.

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For more information, contact

Quentin Fong, Seafood Marketing Specialist
907-486-1516 or email Quentin

Chris Sannito, Seafood Technology Specialist
907-486-1535 or email Chris