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2020 Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit
January 21–January 23
The Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program presented 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 focused on building leadership and networking capacity in the Alaska commercial fishing industry during three days of intensive training. The fast-paced program featured 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 was 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.
The early registration fee for Alaska commercial fishermen was $150 through January 7, or $175 after January 7. Contact Sunny Rice (contact info below) with questions.
Agenda and presentation files
The agenda containing links to the presentations given during the summit is available.
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.
Ramada by Wyndham Juneau (formerly Prospector Hotel) also has a discounted rate for AYFS participants (standard queen rate of $92–$100/ night).
Limited Travel Scholarships
Applications for travel and lodging financial assistance for Juneau closed noon on Friday, December 20.
Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class
AMSEA offered a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class in Juneau in conjunction with AYFS. This course was free for commercial fishermen thanks to support from Alaska DCCED, NIOSH, the U.S. Coast Guard and AMSEA members.