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

Better Process Control School

February 10–12, 2016, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Anchorage, Alaska
Contact: Chris Sannito

Learn principles of thermal processing, equipment requirements, closure evaluation and recordkeeping for glass jars and cans.

Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your Outboard

February 20–21, 2016, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Kodiak, Alaska
Contact: Gabe Dunham

Outboard engine maintenance and repair.

Outboard Engine Maintenance and Repair

February 26–28, 2016
Homer, Alaska
Contact: Gabe Dunham

Outboard engine maintenance and repair.

Starting and Operating a Specialty Food Business

March 1–15, 2016
Fairbanks, Alaska
Contact: Quentin Fong

Learn how to develop and manage a successful specialty food business from inception to operation. Topics include business planning, marketing, financing, permitting, promoting, regulations and more! For a full course description, visit https://www.uaf.edu/ces/small-food-business/courses/.

Alaska Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop

March 18–19, 2016, 8:00 am–1:00 pm
Unalaska, Alaska
Contact: Melissa Good

AMSEA's drill conductor courses are US Coast Guard accepted and recommended for captains and crew serving on any commercial vessel. The courses provide practical information on the survival equipment found on most commercial vessels and on conducting emergency onboard drills. Skills are learned in a hands-on format.

Roe Workshop

April 28–29, 2016
Kodiak, Alaska
Contact: Chris Sannito

Various roe processing techniques and markets.

HACCP – Kodiak

May 12–13, 2016, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Kodiak, Alaska
Contact: Chris Sannito

HACCP is a process that has been established for seafood processing to prevent foodborne illness. This workshop helps Alaska seafood processors set up and carry out this federally mandated program.

Smoked Seafood School

October 12–14, 2016
Kodiak, Alaska
Contact: Chris Sannito

This workshop is 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.

HACCP – Kodiak

November 10–11, 2016, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Kodiak, Alaska
Contact: Chris Sannito

HACCP is a process that has been established for seafood processing to prevent foodborne illness. This workshop helps Alaska seafood processors set up and carry out this federally mandated program.

Seafood Processing Quality Control Training

November 14–18, 2016
Kodiak, Alaska
Contact: Chris Sannito

This program will train quality control technicians and individuals working with processing technology or product development either employed or seeking employment in the Alaska seafood 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