Marine Advisory Program

The Marine Advisory Program is a statewide outreach and technical assistance program helping Alaskans use, conserve, and enjoy Alaska's marine and coastal resources. The program works to:

  • Assist coastal residents to diversify their community’s economic base through involvement in ventures such as aquaculture, marine recreation and tourism, seafood processing, and direct marketing of Alaska seafood.
  • Enhance the value of commercial fishing, shellfish mariculture, seaweed farming, and seafood processing through training and technical assistance.
  • Contribute to the information base of Alaskans who are making decisions affecting the conservation of the state’s marine resources, or who depend on them for traditional, cultural, recreational or nutritional sustenance.

Tav Ammu

Tav Ammu

Marine Advisory Program Agent

Alaska Sea Grant

Applied Sciences 109


Check out the BBEDC 2023 Business of Fish presentations!

Classes we offer include:


If you're interested in taking a class, please contact Tav Ammu:

1st Tier: Greenhorn

  • Net Hanging/Mending
  • Viewpoints in Environmental Studies: Bristol Bay Crew Class
  • AMSEA Mariner’s First Aid and CPR for Bristol Bay
  • Tool Shop Basics

2nd Tier: Lead Crew

  • Introduction to Small Engine Repair
  • Vessel Safety: Emergency Equipment, Procedures and Drills
  • Introduction to Welding/Intermediate Welding
  • Stability/Boat Design/Hydrodynamics

3rd Tier: Deck Boss/Lead Engineer

  • Intro to Marine Refrigeration (RSW)
  • Advanced Welding - MIG/TIG Aluminum
  • Startup Procedures/Winterization
  • Hydraulics

4th Tier: Aspiring Skipper/Owner

  • Dynamics of Leadership*
  • Legal/Insurance*
  • Advanced Financial Accounting/Business Planning*
  • Advanced Diesel Mechanics

* Training covered by Alaska Sea Grant Business of Fish and/or Alaska Young Fishermans Summit