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 12–13, 2017
Kodiak, Alaska
Contact: Chris Sannito

A workshop 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.

Introduction to Starting and Operating a Seafood Direct Marketing Business

October 23–November 6, 2017
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Contact: Quentin Fong

This introductory course looks at the development and management of a successful seafood direct marketing business from inception to operation, including business planning, financing, permitting, feasibility analysis, and marketing.

Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute

A training program for future leaders in the seafood industry
November 13–17, 2017
Kodiak, Alaska
Contact: Quentin Fong

The program will begin in November 2017 and include a number of training components through spring 2018. 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.

2017 Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit

December 6–8, 2017
Anchorage, Alaska
Contact: Sunny Rice

This three-day symposium provides new fishermen the training, information and connections they need to take the helm of Alaska's commercial fishing industry.

Copper River Delta Science Symposium (14th)

March 27–29, 2018
Cordova, Alaska
Contact: Torie Baker

This conference will provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary examination of the Copper River Delta, Alaska, ecological systems, and identify future research needs in the face of climate change and other environmental transformations.


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