UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS

Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute

“Now I do a lot of delegating”

Sam Nothstine is an expediter at Kwik’pak Fisheries in Emmonak, a western Alaska village at the mouth of the Yukon River. His job involves seafood quality control, shipping, administration, safety and other aspects of the business. Nothstine stays busy in the winter working at an outdoor gear store in Anchorage. Originally from Emmonak, Nothstine loves…

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Future Alaska seafood leaders complete week of training

workshop participants

Some of the biggest seafood processors operating in Alaska sent their top cadre of workers to the Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute in Kodiak this fall. The institute, called ASPLI, is one of the state’s leading training programs serving Alaska’s seafood industry, which employs nearly 57,000 workers. As the state’s largest manufacturing sector, seafood processors produced 2.7 billion pounds of Alaska products in Alaska in 2016, with a wholesale vaue of $4.2 billion, according to McDowell Group.

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