Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association will offer crew training by seasoned fishermen at Naknek June 4-5 and June 7-8 and at Dillingham June 10-12, to prepare new deckhands for what is expected to be a robust harvest season in the world’s biggest wild sockeye salmon commercial fishery.
The classes aim to give inexperienced crew a jump start on critical sills and safety before they head out on the Bay.
Registration in each location will look a little different because of the different collaborators coming together to make it happen.
Information about registration for the Naknek course, being taught by Anthony Vlahovich, is at bbrsda.com/naknek-crew-training. The cost is $50.
Information about registration for the Dillingham course, being taught by Tax Ammu, is at bbrsda.com/dillingham-crew-training. The maximum it will cost is $60, although it may be free to all students. The Dillingham course has the option for participants to receive one credit through the University of Alaska system and includes the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association drill conductor training.