Fishing vessel refrigeration workshop comes to Anchorage

02/17/2011

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Petersburg refrigeration workshop participants Participants at the recent Petersburg refrigeration workshop. Photo by Torie Baker, Alaska Sea Grant.

Anchorage, Alaska—A workshop that helps commercial fishermen better use and maintain onboard refrigeration systems that's been popular in remote Alaska coastal communities is coming to Anchorage, Alaska.

The Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program is partnering with Integrated Marine Systems, Inc., to offer the one-day refrigeration workshop March 29, 2011, at the Copper River Seafood Corporate Campus, 1118 East Fifth, across from the Wishbone Restaurant. The workshop begins at 8:30 a.m.

The workshop will focus on how to maintain, operate, and troubleshoot onboard refrigeration equipment. Additional topics include refrigeration theory, system winterization, controller programming, refrigeration safety, and system sizing. Participants will use a marine refrigeration training unit for hands-on activities.

Each year, the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program holds refrigeration workshops in several coastal communities around the state. The most recent workshop was held in Petersburg on Feb. 1, where 22 people attended. This is the second time the workshop has been held in Anchorage.

Cost for the workshop is $200 and includes a course manual. Pre-registration is required by March 22, and space is limited. To register, please visit the refrigeration workshop web page. For questions, contact Torie Baker, Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program in Cordova, 907-424-7542 or 888-788-6333, torie@sfos.uaf.edu

The Alaska Sea Grant College Program is a statewide marine research, education, communication, and extension service at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. Alaska Sea Grant is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and private industry.

The Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program is a statewide university extension and technical assistance program that helps Alaskans wisely use, conserve, and enjoy Alaska's marine and coastal resources.