Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit 2013

Anchorage • December 10-12, 2013

Marriott Hotel Downtown Anchorage

820 W. 7th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska

The Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit, created by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, is designed to provide information and opportunities for fishermen under 40 and/or in the business for less than five years.

For a look at previous summits, please see links on the left. The summit program is fast-paced and features prominent industry leaders as speakers and mentors.

What do participants get out of attending?

  • a chance to meet, socialize with, and talk about issues with other young fishermen from around the state, as well as well-known fishing industry leaders
  • three days of training in the land-based aspects of running a fishing operation: marketing, business management, the fisheries regulatory process, and the science impacting fisheries management
  • a visit to the Anchorage office of the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, where participants will talk with fisheries managers and meet researchers using cutting-edge genetic science to better understand Alaska salmon runs and other important stocks.

Participants practice public speaking, learn Alaska Board of Fisheries and North Pacific Management Council processes, and collaborate on solutions to issues and topics of importance to the Alaska fishing industry.

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Next summit:
Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit VI • January 27–29, 2016 • Juneau, Alaska

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Sunny Rice, Marine Advisory Program Petersburg,, 907-772-3381

Torie Baker, Marine Advisory Program Cordova,, 907-424-7542

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