Fishermen’s Expo Set For April 24 In Sitka Or Via Zoom

The following press release is courtesy of the Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association:

Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association and Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust host Hybrid Fishermen’s Expo

The Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association (ALFA) and the Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust (ASFT) are hosting a Hybrid Fishermen’s Expo on April 24, from 9AM-5PM to provide educational workshops and training to new and experienced local fishermen as well as others with interest in the fishing sector. Attendees have the option of attending virtually, through Zoom or in-person at the NRSAA Conference Room in Sitka.

Commercial and subsistence fishermen of all gear types will have the opportunity to attend free and interactive classes on SEAK sablefish industry meeting updates, Deckhand Logbook new features and updates, ocean acidification, the ALFA crew training program, Fishery Friendly Climate Action, AMSEA’s Project Gabe and more. Presenters include Rhea Ehresmann, Groundfish Project Leader with ADF&G and Dan Goethel with NOAA, Lange Solberg with Deckhand Logbook, Denise Damewood with Project Gabe, Darcy Dugan with the OA Network, Kinsey Brown with the Fishery Friendly Climate Action, and Natalie Sattler and Eric Jordan with Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association. Attendees are welcome to participate in as many sessions as they are able. Raffle prizes will be available for attendees.

Please reach out to Natalie Sattler at or 907-738-1286 with any questions. Visit for a full schedule of events and to register. All presentations will provide time for questions and discussion. 

This series is part of a push by ALFA and ASFT to provide resources and educational opportunities for fishermen, especially those who are just starting out in the industry. “Thanks to the support of our sponsors and ALFA’s membership, we are able to offer these workshops free and open to the public,” says ALFA executive director Linda Behnken.

ALFA is an alliance of small-boat, commercial fishermen that support sustainable fisheries and thriving coastal communities by involving fishermen in research, advocacy and conservation initiatives. ASFT is a non-profit dedicated to strengthening fishing communities and marine resources through research, education and economic opportunity.