FishBiz Project

Financial and business tools for Alaska commercial seafood harvesters brought to you by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program

About this Website

This website was created by Torie Baker and Sunny Rice of the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program.  Our aim is to provide information and resources about managing the business side of an Alaska commercial fishing operation. It is a compilation of information generated primarily by the Alaska Sea Grant FishBiz Project. The website is organized to reflect the four major phases of a fishing career: entry, managing, growing and exiting. Website materials include documents, podcasts and spreadsheet tools as well as links and contact information for financing, regulatory and other relevant organizations.


This website is the result of decades of working with fishermen and generating tools to help solve their business challenges. We especially acknowledge the work of Alaska Sea Grant faculty and affiliates Craig Wiese, Terry Johnson, Glenn Haight and Greg Fisk. Thank you to the many Alaskans who generously shared their time and expertise in developing this website, including Lea Klingert at CFAB; Alaska Sea Grant colleagues Deborah Mercy, Carol Kaynor, and Dave Partee; website reviewers and many others.


This website was developed in part with funding from CoBank, a national rural cooperative lending institution.

Statements and Photographs

Statements on this website are those of the authors and not necessarily those of sponsors or reviewers. Mention of specific businesses or commercial products is not to be construed as actual or implied endorsement. Photographs may not be used without written permission of Alaska Sea Grant (contact:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)