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

Fishermen's Showcase 2017

April 1, 2017, 12:30 pm–2:00 pm
Kodiak, Alaska
Contact: Astrid Rose

Preventive Controls for Human Foods

April 12–14, 2017, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Kodiak, Alaska
Contact: Chris Sannito

This course, developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance, certifies individuals to meet FDA regulations that ensure safe manufacturing and processing, packing, and holding food products for human consumption in the United States.

Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium 2017

April 18–21, 2017
Kodiak, Alaska
Contact: Julie Matweyou

We are pleased to bring you the third Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium (KAMSS). KAMSS 2017 will again connect the Kodiak community to marine science research in the region.

Roe School

April 27–28, 2017
Kodiak, Alaska
Contact: Chris Sannito

Classroom lectures and hands-on activities to broaden skills and overall knowledge of various roe processing techniques and markets.

Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop 2017

May 2–4, 2017
Anchorage, Alaska
Contact: Jenna Meyers

A workshop to bring together climate researchers, information producers, and users to share developments in the research and applications of climate predictions for societal decision-making.

Community Resilience

May 5, 2017, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Anchorage, Alaska
Contact: Davin Holen

Join us for our Community Resilience course and learn about the meaningful actions you and your community can take to enhance resilience to natural hazards and of the opprotunities available to incorporate these actions into professional practice.

Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings

September 20–21, 2017, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Anchorage, Alaska
Contact: Davin Holen

Learn to design meetings that enhance problem solving and minimize conflict. This course provides the skills and tools to design and implement collaborative approaches.

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.

Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute

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

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.


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