Workshops, Training Programs, and Conferences

The Marine Advisory Program conducts workshops and training on a variety of topics of interest to Alaska's coastal residents and marine resource users. Check the following list for topics of interest to you, or contact the Anchorage MAP office, (907) 274-9691, for more information. Also see our Alaska Fisheries Business Assistance website.

Upcoming workshops and events

Shellfish Farming Workshop - Kachemak Bay

August 22–24, 2014, 8:00 am—5:00 pm
Homer, Alaska
Contact: Ray RaLonde

Attendees will learn from experts in the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program and the Kachemak Shellfish Mariculture Association about the biological foundation and the best management practices of shellfish farming in a technical manner suitable for the general public, high school and college students, and aspiring, beginning, and experienced oyster farmers.

Smoking Alaska Seafood for Fun and Profit

August 25–27, 2014
Kodiak, Alaska
Contact: Alex Oliveira

This workshop is for anyone interested in smoking and processing fish, including home fish-smoking enthusiasts, small smokehouse operators, fishermen interested in direct marketing their fish, and commercial operators. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the workshop.

Seafood Processing Quality Control Training

November 10–19, 2014
Kodiak, Alaska
Contact: Alex Oliveira

This program will train quality control technicians and individuals working with processing technology or product development either employed or seeking employment in the Alaska seafood industry.

HACCP - Kodiak

November 20–21, 2014
Kodiak, Alaska
Contact: Alex Oliveira

HACCP is a process that has been established for seafood processing to prevent foodborne illness. This workshop helps Alaska seafood processors set up and carry out this federally mandated program.


Workshops ongoing or available to be offered

Seafood Business and Marketing Workshops

HACCP (ongoing)

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Workshops

Cordova Community Science Mug-Up (ongoing)

Ongoing workshop series

Smoking Seafood for Fun and Profit

Responsible Marine Wildlife Viewing

Direct Marketing Your Catch

Just in Time

Quality handling for seafood processors


Archives of Past Workshops