2016 Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit
Westmark Baranof Hotel
January 27–29, 2016
Contact: Sunny Rice, firstname.lastname@example.org • 907-772-3381
In January 2016, the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program hosted the sixth Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit. AYFS is designed to provide information and opportunities for commercial fishermen early in their careers.
The 2016 summit continued to focus on building leadership and networking capacity in the Alaska commercial fishing industry through three days of intensive training. The fast-paced program featured industry leaders providing insights on fishing business management, the fisheries management process, and the role of Alaska seafood in the global marketplace. This year, we also broadened our focus to take advantage of the coinciding Alaska Legislative session and International Pacific Halibut Commission meetings in Juneau.
Take a look at the 2016 agenda. You can also browse summit archives to look at detailed agendas from previous summits.
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 understanding the science impacting fisheries management
- field trip opportunities to Alaska Legislative offices and hearings, International Pacific Halibut Commission meetings, and Juneau scientific facilities.
- a chance to learn the Alaska Board of Fisheries and North Pacific Management Council process, practice testimony before these boards, and collaborate on topics important to the Alaska fishing industry