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2020 Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit

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  • The AYFS discounted rate at the Baranof Hotel expires December 18, 2019, so book soon (details below).
  • Travel assistance scholarship applications are due December 20 at noon, see details below.

The Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program presents the 8th Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit in Juneau, Alaska. 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.


The full registration fee of $200 ($225 after January 7, 2020) is discounted $50 if you are an Alaska commercial fisherman, thanks to support from Alaska Sea Grant and our summit sponsors. If you are an Alaska commercial fisherman, enter the registration code ALASKAFISH on the first screen of the online registration to have your discount applied.

The early registration fee for Alaska commercial fishermen is $150 through January 7, or $175 after January 7—be sure to enter the discount code during online registration. Contact Sunny Rice (contact info below) with questions.

Register for AYFS 2020


The program and agenda are still being finalized. You can view an early draft agenda, which is subject to change.

Hotel information

Summit participants are responsible for securing their own lodging arrangements.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Baranof Hotel (127 N Franklin St., Downtown Juneau) for $139/night. Please use this link to reserve your room at the Baranof Hotel at the event rate. Be sure to enter the dates of your stay and click ‘update’ before choosing the ‘Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit – UAF’ rate.

If making reservations by phone, please reference the group name “Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit – UAF”. Hotel rooms book up fast in Juneau during the legislative session, so please reserve your room early. This room rate is available until December 18, 2019.

Additional lodging

Ramada by Wyndham Juneau (formerly Prospector Hotel) also has a discounted rate for AYFS participants (standard queen rate of $92–$100/ night). To receive this rate, call the hotel directly (907-586-3737) and ask for the Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit rate. Ramada by Wyndham Juneau website

More information

Limited Travel Scholarships

Applications for travel and lodging financial assistance for Juneau will be accepted through noon on Friday, December 20. Questions and completed applications should be sent to Sunny Rice (see contact info below).

Download travel scholarship application (Word doc)

Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class

AMSEA is offering a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class in Juneau in conjunction with AYFS. This course is free to commercial fishermen thanks to support from Alaska DCCED, NIOSH, the U.S. Coast Guard and AMSEA members.


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