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

Smoked Seafood School

October 7–9, 2015
Kodiak, Alaska
Contact: Chris Sannito

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.

Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute

A training program for future leaders in the seafood industry
November 9–13, 2015
Kodiak, Alaska
Contact: Chris Sannito

The program will begin in November 2015 and include a number of training components until sprint 2016. The institute is designed for mid-level managers, production foremen, plant supervisors, QA leads, and others who want to advance their careers in seafood processing. Small processors may also wish to attend.

Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit VI (2016)

January 27–29, 2016
Juneau, Alaska
Contact: Torie Baker

This three-day symposium provides young fishermen the information they need to take the helm of Alaska's commercial fishing industry.

HACCP – Anchorage

February 8–9, 2016, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Anchorage, 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.

Better Process Control School

February 10–12, 2016, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Anchorage, Alaska
Contact: Chris Sannito

Learn principles of thermal processing, equipment requirements, closure evaluation and recordkeeping for glass jars and cans.


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