2009 Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit

Weaving a network of future fishing leaders

Hilton Hotel
Anchorage, Alaska
December 7–9, 2009

Contact: Sunny Rice, sunny.rice@alaska.edu

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New fishermen, come meet your peers from around the state to plan the future of your industry!

Established industry leaders, help shape that future by sponsoring an up-and-coming young fishermen!

The Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program is proud to host the 2009 Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit. This third event in our series of conferences will again provide training and networking opportunities for new fishermen entering the business, or more seasoned fishermen wishing to take a leadership role in their industry.

The main focus of the conference is to build leadership and networking capacity through a 2-day summit addressing three main topics: business management, the fisheries management process, and understanding the role of Alaskan seafood in the world marketplace.

The 2009 Summit will feature a wide variety of influential members of the fishing industry as speakers and mentors. Linda Behnken, Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association (and 2009 National Fishermen’s Highliner of the Year) and Al Burch, Alaska Whitefish Trawler’s Association will give the keynote addresses.

We are thrilled to announce that both the North Pacific Fishery Management Council and staff and the Alaska Board of Fisheries and staff will join us for our reception on Tuesday, December 8.

As with past Summits, we hope many of our attendees will be sponsored by regional fishing associations, CDQ groups, or vessel skippers, and will represent ports from around the state and in all commercial fisheries.

We look forward to another exciting conference and to following the success of another round of future fishing industry leaders.

Hotel Information

Hilton Anchorage (click here for room reservation site)

500 W. 3rd Avenue - 907-272-7411

Make Reservations Soon to take advantage of the discounted room rate!

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