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Fishing industry skills survey online until March 6th

Fishing industry advocates and educators are encouraging Alaska permit-holders and crew to take part in a short, online survey about the skills needed for a successful fishing business. It’s part of the University of Alaska’s Fisheries Seafood Maritime Initiative. Called Fizzmi for short, the effort is ultimately aimed at developing training opportunities and other programs and policies that support fishing and maritime businesses and employees in Alaska.Fishermen can take the survey until March 6th. To find out more, Matt Lichtenstein spoke with Tory Baker, the University’s Marine Advisory Program Agent in Cordova.

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