Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit
Established in 2007 by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, The Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit (AYFS) is a three-day networking and skill-building conference for new entrants in managing modern commercial fishing businesses. The event is fast-paced, features prominent industry leaders as speakers and mentors, and energizes younger fishermen to network with peers from throughout the state.
Since 2005 Cordova District Fishermen United has sent over 82 young fishermen to the summit. CDFU Uses part of its scholarship funds to recruit interested young and upcoming fishermen to attend AYFS. These funds are offered as scholarships to applicants for event registration, travel, and lodging for young fishermen in Area E to participate. The scholarship period is open 6 months before the event.