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

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.

Communicating Ocean Sciences Workshop

January 22, 2018, 8:00 am–12:00 noon
Anchorage, Alaska
Contact: Marilyn Sigman

Topics include strategies for communicating science to Alaska school and community audiences in ways that it can be immediately used and applied. This will be followed by time in break-out sessions to delve into the practical “how tos” of these approaches to improve your efforts.

Pacific Fisheries Technologists Conference

February 5–7, 2018
Girdwood, Alaska
Contact: Chris Sannito

The PFT conference is an annual international event that moves between the Pacific States and Provinces of Mexico, USA and Canada. This year our keynote speakers will address our theme of “Tools of the Trade” and we are planning an exciting lineup of papers and presentations that focus on cutting edge equipment, diagnostics and technologies which aid today’s seafood technologist. We will also discuss how the regulatory environment adapts with the innovation and growth of our trade.

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