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Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit
January 21 - January 23
Established in 2007 by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, The Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit (AYFS) is a three-day networking and skill-building conference for new entrants in managing modern commercial fishing businesses. The event is fast-paced, features prominent industry leaders as speakers and mentors, and energizes younger fishermen to network with peers from throughout the state.
- Meet, socialize, and talk about issues with other young fishermen from around the state, as well as well-known fishing industry leaders
- Three days of training in the land-based aspects of running a fishing operation: marketing, business management, the fisheries regulatory process, and the science of fisheries management
- Field trips include management meetings, universities, laboratories, hatcheries, legislative offices, etc.
Participants practice public speaking, learn Alaska Board of Fisheries and North Pacific Management Council processes, and collaborate on solutions to issues and topics of importance to the Alaska fishing industry.