Alaska's Fishermen: The Next Generation // Resources & Education

There are some great opportunities this spring for fishermen of all ages! Get involved in your fishing community and learn a little more about the issues important to your industry. Take a look below for class offerings, events, and contests in your area, as well as websites that are both educational and inspiring. There is a lot to offer Alaska's next generation of young fishermen.


Homer Town Hall Meeting

Alaska Marine Conservation Council & Alaska Food Policy Council 

March 17th Homer High School Commons 5:30 to 7:30 P.M.

Attend a community town hall meeting to gather your ideas and opinions about local food and food systems issues from local community members!

The purpose of these meetings is to increase awareness of Alaska food issues, promote involvement in local food issues by community members, and gain a perspective of local food issues to inform AFPC and policy makers.

AMSEA Alaska Marine Safety Education Association 

Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop 

February 21st 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. 

Kenai Peninsula College — Homer, AK 

Marine Technology Class Series: The Next Generation 

Feb. 18 LINES, RIGGING AND GEAR – Bulletproof Nets

Presenters will describe types and characteristics of lines, cleats, materials, nets and tools.

Feb. 25 MARINE ELECTRONICS– South Central Radar

Topics include use of radar, autopilots, depth sounders and navigation gear.

March 3 BOAT CONSTRUCTION MATEIRALS – D&D, Bay Welding Presenters will discuss how steel and aluminum boats are built.

March 8 BOAT CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS – Sloth Boatworks Learn how wood and composite boats are built.

March 25 MARINE MECHANICAL SYSTEMS – Desperate Marine

Will introduce basic hydraulic and pump refrigerator systems.

April 1 WHAT MAKES A BOAT GO? – In Demand Marine

Electrical, propulsion, gear box systems as well as maintenance and repair requirements will be described.

Classes run from 6:30 to 9:00 P.M. Fee $25.00 stop by college to sign up in advance

Marine Refrigeration Solutions 

Operators Class — Kachemak Gear Shed

May 11th - sign up online!


Kodiak College Vessel Repair and Maintenance 

ABYC Marine Electrical Certification 

May 18th to 21st 



Alaska Premiere of THE BREACH

Thursday, February 19th at 8:00 P.M. 

The Bears Tooth Theatrepub in Anchorage 

When fishing guide/filmmaker Mark Titus learns why wild salmon populations plummeted in his native Pacific Northwest, he embarks on a journey to discover where the fish have gone and what might bring them back. Along the way, Titus unravels a trail of human hubris, historical amnesia and potential tragedy looming in Alaska – all conspiring to end the most sustainable wild food left on the planet.

Alaska Symphony of Seafood Gala and New Product Contest 

Saturday, February 21st at 6:00 P.M. Hilton Anchorage — Alaska Ballroom 

You're invited to try Alaska's best new seafood products and vote for your favorite! 

Tickets are $50 and available online at or by calling 907-263-ARTS (2787) or in person at 621 W. 6th Ave in Anchorage. For more info, go to :


Alaska’s Next Generation of Commercial Fishermen Study 

Greying of the fleet research study:

To empower and employ Alaska’s next generation of commercial fishermen.

University of Alaska South East Boat Electrical and Marine Hydraulic Classes

Online Continuing Education

Update on Bering Sea Halibut Bycatch Issue

Halibut fishing to continue in Bering Sea

Full Steam Ahead on Halibut Bycatch Reductions

Urban Set-Net Ban 

Educate yourself on the allocation issue. 

The Salmon Project

The Salmon Project is about Alaskans and our deep, personal relationship with wild salmon. 

Share your salmon story

APICDA Aleutian Marketplace Business Idea Competition 

Deadline March 13th - do it!


Cordova Young Fishermen Facebook Page

The Salmon Project Facebook Page

Salmon Beyond Borders Facebook Page

Fishing Lifestyle

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  • Aww man I wish I was up in Alaska doing those classes. I hope to go back home to commercial fish again

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