Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit Unites Early Career Fishermen

The Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program presents the eighth Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit in Juneau, Alaska, Jan. 21-23, 2020.

The Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program presents the eighth Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit in Juneau, Alaska, Jan. 21-23, 2020. AYFS provides training, information and networking opportunities for commercial fishermen early in their careers.

The summit will focus on building leadership and networking capacity in the Alaska commercial fishing industry during three days of intensive training. The fast-paced program features industry leaders providing insights on fishing business management, the fisheries management process, and the role of Alaska seafood in the global marketplace. This year, the summit is timed to coincide with the start of the Alaska State Legislature regular session in Juneau.

Alaska fishing industry leaders volunteer their time and expertise to mentor the young fishermen, and to teach a range of topics including business management, seafood markets, the fisheries regulatory process and fisheries science.

AYFS is geared for fishermen under 40 or within the first five years of their fishing career, attracting between 50 and 70 participants to each summit.

Registration is open now.

For more information, contact Sunny Rice at sunny.rice@alaska.edu or Julie Matweyou at julie.matweyou@alaska.edu.

Source: Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit unites early career fishermen | UAF news and information

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