Free educational workshops for commercial and subsistence fishermen of all gear types are on the agenda for the Fall Fishermen’s EXPO, a virtual event planned for Nov. 8-9, hosted by Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association and the Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust.
Commercial and subsistence harvesters of all gear types will be able to participate in these interactive classes on Nobeltec Timezero Pro training, current groundfish pot gear regulations and updates and body ergonomics of fishing. Also on the agenda will be updates on federal fisheries issues, fuel efficiency and ALFA’s involvement with the Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project, Coast Guard top three dockside deficiencies, climate change, ocean acidification impacts on fish, an overview of Alaska Sea Grant and ALFA programs for young fishermen and more.
ALFA officials said attendees may participate in as many sessions as they wish, and that all presentations will provide time for questions. The sessions will be made available to the public after the event, according to EXPO organizers.
Commercial and subsistence fishermen may register for the EXPO online at www.alfafish.org.
Fall Fishermen’s EXPO is part of an effort of ALFA and ASFT to provide resources and educational opportunities for fishermen, especially those just beginning their careers in fisheries.
For further information, call Natalie Sattler at (907) 738-1286.