Alaska Sea Grant offers vessel refrigeration workshop training for fishermen



NR: SG-2011/NR315

Petersburg, Alaska—Top-quality Alaska seafood products begin with properly chilling the catch aboard vessels at sea. To help commercial fishermen improve their operation and maintenance of onboard marine refrigeration systems, the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program is partnering with Integrated Marine Systems, Inc., to offer a one-day workshop on February 1, 2011, in Petersburg.

The workshop will focus on how to maintain, operate, and troubleshoot onboard refrigeration equipment. Additional topics include refrigeration theory, system winterization, controller programming, refrigeration safety, and system sizing. Participants will use a marine refrigeration training unit for hands-on activities.

The workshop will be held at Petersburg’s PFI Cookhouse, February 1, 2011, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The workshop fee is $150 and includes a course manual. Preregistration is required by January 26, and space is limited. To register, visit MAP/IMS Refrigeration Workshop—Petersburg. For questions, contact Sunny Rice at the Petersburg office of the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program:, 907-772-3381 or 888-788-6333.

The Alaska Sea Grant College Program is a statewide marine research, education, communication, and extension service at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. Alaska Sea Grant is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and private industry.

The Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program is a statewide university extension and technical assistance program that helps Alaskans wisely use, conserve, and enjoy Alaska's marine and coastal resources.