Ketchikan & Sitka to host
workshops open to commercial fishermen
April 07, 2010
(SitNews) - Properly chilled fish is the first step toward delivering
superior Alaska seafood to world markets. Consumers demand quality
and fishermen can be rewarded with higher prices for the extra
For fishermen who want to learn more about modern onboard refrigeration
systems, help is on the way in the form of refrigeration workshops
sponsored by Integrated Marine Systems/Wescold, the University
of Alaska Southeast Office of Continuing Education, and the Alaska
Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program.
Workshops on how to maintain, troubleshoot and better understand
onboard refrigeration equipment will be offered in Ketchikan
and Sitka later this month. Additional topics include refrigeration
theory, system winterization, controller programming, refrigeration
safety, and system sizing. A refrigerated seawater system will
be used for hands-on training activities at each location.
Workshops are scheduled for April 22 and 23 in Ketchikan and
May 6 and 7 in Sitka. Discussion of onboard freezing systems
will be included at the Sitka classes.
Each workshop costs $125 and includes the course manual. Space
is limited and pre-registration is required.
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Source of News:
Alaska Sea Grant College Program
at the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and
Sea Grant College Program is a statewide marine research,
education, communication, and extension service at the University
of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.
Alaska Sea Grant is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, in partnership with the State of Alaska and private
industry. The Alaska
Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program is a statewide university
extension and technical assistance program that helps Alaskans
wisely use, conserve, and enjoy Alaska's marine and coastal resources.
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