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
September 2, 2014–May 15, 2015
Contact: Amy Crews
A self-paced course designed to improve understanding of marine electrical systems and sharpen troubleshooting skills to resolve basic electrical issues. Eight learning modules cover common boat electrical terms, theory, wiring, power generation, safety, grounding and important troubleshooting techniques.
September 4–December 18, 2014
Contact: Quentin Fong
This course presents the development and management of a successful seafood business from inception to operation. Participants will be introduced to practical application of business planning, obtaining financing, accounting, permitting, feasibility analysis, marketing, and operational aspects of establishing and operating a specialty food business.
September 4–December 18, 2014, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Contact: Brian Himelbloom
Find out why the seafood industry is important to the Alaska economy. Who sells or buys fish and what regulations apply? Why does seafood spoil? What is the nutritional profile of fish and shellfish? What happens to the fish parts resulting from processing? How safe is the seafood we consume? Answers to these and other perplexing questions can be found only by enrolling this fall semester in Fish 261.
November 10–19, 2014
Contact: Chris Sannito
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.
November 20–21, 2014, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Contact: Chris Sannito
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.
December 15–19, 2014, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Contact: Dan Mielke
This 5-day ammonia refrigeration training class is designed to introduce technicians to ammonia refrigeration system safety, theory, design, operation, and maintenance.
Workshops ongoing or available to be offered
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Workshops
Ongoing workshop series
Quality handling for seafood processors