Supervisor training for seafood processors

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Alaska Sea Grant and the Applied Business program at the UAF Community and Technical College are collaborating to offer leadership and supervisory skills training for workers in the seafood processing industry. The first workshops were hosted at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center in April. Nineteen participants attended the initial trainings, which covered the…

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Popular online direct marketing class returning this fall

Man reeling in a fishing net

The popular class, Introduction to Starting and Operating a Seafood Direct Marketing Business, taught via distance delivery is being offered again by Alaska Sea Grant over two weeks in October and November 2018. The course, designed for fishermen who may have no previous experience in direct marketing their catch, teaches the development and management of a…

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Seafood leadership training strengthens industry

Learning to lead effectively is key for employees who want to advance in their companies. Alaska Sea Grant has trained nearly 100 mid-level managers over the past 10 years at the Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute to ensure the industry grows and remains strong. “The 2018 graduates overall seemed exceptionally motivated, energetic and eager to…

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Kodiak residents heed tsunami warning

showing around 50 people of all ages gathered in a building foyer

Astrid Rose was fast asleep early Tuesday when a massive undersea earthquake jolted her out of bed. The Kodiak resident knew what was happening and started getting her family up and out the door. The 7.9 quake, centered about 175 miles southeast of Kodiak, felt particularly strong and seemed to last forever. “It felt like…

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Fish to school program will increase local salmon in school lunches

bowl of fish soup

Fairbanks, Alaska—The “fish to school” program aims to help schools in Alaska upgrade lunch menus from fish sticks to locally caught salmon. The program promises to both support Alaska fishermen and improve nutrition.  What we eat affects our bodies, community economics and the environment. Many Alaska communities also have a strong cultural connection to the food…

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