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March 2020

Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute, Spring 2020

March 2March 6
Alaska Sea Grant Anchorage Office, 1007 W 3rd Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501 United States
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$2200

Do you have an employee who, with key training, could help lead your business into the future? The Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute (ASPLI) offers 80-hours of intensive professional development for employees recognized as having potential to move up in your company. The institute is designed for mid-level managers in a seafood plant—production managers, QC supervisors, seafood engineers, human resources, and corporate or administrative personnel identified by their employer as having leadership potential. Others who might benefit include practicing direct marketers, small…

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Alaska Marine Policy Forum—March 2020

March 18, 1:00 pm2:00 pm AKDT

Join us for the Alaska Marine Policy Forum conference call, sponsored by Alaska Sea Grant and Alaska Ocean Observing System. Every other month we host a one-hour conference call with participants across the state interested in marine policy in Alaska. Hear the latest about state and federal marine funding, legislation and policy issues. Recent forum summary: January 2020 Next call: Wednesday, March 18, 1 pm AK time Zoom Video Conferencing info: To join the meeting via computer or mobile device (one-time app installation…

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April 2020

Socially Distant and Locally Sourced: Selling Your Seafood Dockside

April 7, 12:00 pm1:00 pm AKDT
Online distance delivery
Free
Fisherman on boat holding up big salmon

The recording of the webinar is now available, below. Are you considering alternative markets for your commercial catch in this period of social distancing? Increased interest in buying foods directly from the producer and other market changes caused by COVID-19 may present new opportunities for fishermen. Join seafood and marketing experts from Alaska Sea Grant for a free lunchtime webinar for commercial fishermen, covering the basics of one methods of reaching consumers directly: dockside sales. Simpler than some other forms…

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Petersburg Science Series: Shrimp and Crab in Southeast Alaska’s Changing Waters

April 16, 7:00 pm8:00 pm AKDT
Online distance delivery
Woman in orange raincoat holding two shrimp

Sherry Tamone of the University of Alaska Southeast will talk about her research into spot prawns and various crab species in Southeast Alaska, with a focus on the impact of ocean acidification on shrimp and molt timing in Dungeness crab. This installment of the Petersburg Science Series will be hosted through remote conferencing only, to maintain appropriate physical distancing. At the time of the event, join the talk via computer or portable device. To join by telephone (audio only) Call…

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Introduction to Starting and Operating a Seafood Direct Marketing Business 2020

April 20April 29
Online distance delivery
$135

Introduction to Starting and Operating a Seafood Direct Marketing Business is a five-session online workshop for those considering or currently involved in direct marketing of seafood in Alaska. Topics include regulations marketing business planning quality discussion with direct marketers Presenters include seafood marketing and quality specialists, regulatory officials, and experienced direct marketers. The workshop, limited to 20 participants, will be conducted online via Zoom and take place over five sessions. Sessions will be held in the evenings of April 20,…

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COVID-19 Economic Relief for Alaska’s Small Seafood Businesses

April 24, 12:00 pm1:00 pm AKDT
Online distance delivery
Free
Seiner fishing boat in Valdez

Information from the Webinar PDF of presentation slides including resource links Video recording of the webinar (View on YouTube) COVID-19 Economic Relief: Guidance for Alaska Seafood Businesses (bulletin) The CARES Act was created to provide economic relief to those affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. In this webinar, we will cover provisions for small businesses through the SBA and local unemployment offices, CARES Act tax provisions, and economic relief through the State of Alaska. The presentation will be followed by a…

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May 2020

The Story of Plastic—Petersburg film screening and community conversation

May 7, 8:00 pm9:00 pm AKDT
Petersburg, Alaska Petersburg, AK United States + Google Map
Free
The Story of Plastic - storyofplastic.org

Petersburg’s Reduce Plastic Use group, with support from the Petersburg Community Foundation, is hosting a virtual screening and community conversation about the new documentary “The Story of Plastic.” We’ll watch the 95-minute film on our own from our homes and then join a community conversation via online conference at 8:00 pm. Register here for access to the screening and discussion. For questions, call Sunny at 772-2321 during business hours. Limited screening seats for Petersburg area residents are available, so reserve…

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Alaska Marine Policy Forum conference call – May 2020

May 20, 1:00 pm2:00 pm AKDT

Join us for the Alaska Marine Policy Forum conference call, sponsored by Alaska Sea Grant and Alaska Ocean Observing System. Every other month we host a one-hour conference call with participants across the state interested in marine policy in Alaska. Hear the latest about state and federal marine funding, legislation and policy issues. Next call: Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 1 pm AK time (5 pm Eastern, 2pm Pacific) This meeting will be conducted via Zoom, with a telephone call-in option. The…

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Petersburg Science Series presentation “A plastic waste crossroads: How can we address the problem?”

May 27, 7:00 pm8:30 pm AKDT
Online distance delivery
Two women on coast with collection of plastic marine debris

Online for residents of Petersburg, Alaska. The Petersburg Science Series presents a talk and conversation via online videoconferencing hosted by the Reduce Plastic Use Petersburg group. The talk will cover the extent of the problem in Southeast Alaska, what the Reduce Plastic Use group has done to address it locally, and what we are planning to do in the future. Following the talk, we’ll host a community discussion to further refine the problem in our community and brainstorm ideas for…

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Seafood HACCP Segment 2 (May 2020)

May 29, 9:00 am4:00 pm AKDT
Online distance delivery
$100
filleted fish on a rack

Alaska Sea Grant is now offering Seafood HACCP Segment 2 practical training session via online video conferencing, conducted at the specified time with a live instructor. The class will cover the principles of HACCP and provide the tools and training to create a seafood HACCP plan. Students will need to register for and complete the Segment 1 training online prior to May 29 through the National Seafood HACCP Alliance for Training and Education. The Segment 1 training has a separate registration…

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