Fishbiz: Alaska Fisheries Business Assistance Project

Providing information and resources to Alaska's fishermen, processors, and marine-related businesses

The Alaska Fisheries Business Assistance Project, Fishbiz, is a seafood business training and educational program for Alaska’s seafood industry participants and dependent coastal communities. Fishbiz services focus on education, research and extension.

Fishbiz offers educational workshops, seminars, manuals and industry updates.


Alaska Sea Grant produces a variety of publications on the business aspects of fishing and seafood, many authored by Marine Advisory Program agents and specialists. Visit the Alaska Sea Grant bookstore business guides.

Some of these publications are available as Downloadable PDF's.

Fishbiz tools and information

Alaska Boating Fuel Efficiency Resources

Business and financial management tools

Direct marketing

Seafood processing and technology

Seafood quality training

Shellfish aquaculture

Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers and Fishermen - Southeast Alaska Shrimp

Vessel improvements and maintenance

Commercial Fishing Training Program Survey Results


Pacific Halibut/Sablefish IFQ Holder Survey

Sea Urchin Markets
Market feasibility project for shelf-stable sea urchin roe product in Asia.

Alaska boating fuel efficiency resources
website, offering information and tips on conserving fuel.

Sample crew member employee contract [PDF]

Steps to Success for Rural Entrepreneurs: Starting an Ecotourism Business in Alaska
Handbook was published by the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development as part of an effort to support rural Alaska entrepreneurship.

Alaska Seafood Processors Leadership Institute

Recoveries and Yields from Pacific Fish and Shellfish

Workshops and classes

No upcoming events found.

Online Fishbiz workshop series

Videos and related resources on-demand through UAS Online.

2008 Business of Fish
2009 Business of Fish

Related workshops

The Business of Fishing workshop series

Essential information for seafood harvesters.

Fishing Business Financial Management workshops