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Sea Grant sponsors 2009 Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit

Submitted by Doug Schneider
Phone: 907-474-7449


The 2009 Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit will be held in Anchorage, Dec. 7-9.

The summit is the third in the series for people just getting started in commercial fishing, and who want to take leadership roles in the industry.

The summit is designed to help fishermen improve their business management and marketing skills and decision making; understand the global seafood marketplace; broaden their understanding of marine and fisheries sciences; and become effective participants in state and federal fisheries management processes. Small group sessions are designed to directly link attendees with industry experts in policy, science, marketing and business.

"We started the Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit in 2007 with the realization that it's getting more complicated to enter into the fisheries," said Sunny Rice, summit coordinator and Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program agent based in Petersburg. "So this is an attempt to help fishermen understand and deal with these changes in ways that can help them be successful."

Read the entire Alaska Sea Grant news release

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