MAP Workshops and Training Programs

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.

Our Events page has a complete list of all Alaska Sea Grant events.

Upcoming workshops and events

Boat Electrical Course

September 2, 2014–May 15, 2015
Sitka, Alaska
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.

Seafood Business - FISH F340

September 4–December 18, 2014
Kodiak, Alaska
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.

Introduction to Fish Utilization - FISH 261

September 4–December 18, 2014, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Kodiak, Alaska
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.

Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Training

October 31–November 1, 2014
Kodiak, Alaska
Contact: Julie Matweyou

This workshop meets US Coast Guard requirements for fishing vessels and is FREE for commercial fishermen thanks to DCCED and NIOSH. The cost is $175 for all others. All boaters are welcome.

Seafood Processing Quality Control Training

November 10–19, 2014
Kodiak, Alaska
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.

HACCP - Kodiak

November 20–21, 2014, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Kodiak, Alaska
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.

Ammonia Refrigeration Training Class—Kodiak

December 15–19, 2014, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Kodiak, Alaska
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

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