FishBiz Project

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


This page contains downloadable versions of all mp3s and videos contained on this website.

Business Structures

Maritime attorney Mark Manning, Anchorage, AK, joins former Alaska Sea Grant business specialist Glenn Haight to review business structures including proprietorships, limited liability partnerships, and corporations, as well as an extensive discussion of liability within maritime law. (44 minutes) mp3bizstructures.mp3
Insurance/Safety Glenn Haight, former Alaska Sea Grant business specialist, discusses insurance terms, the Alaska Fishermen's Fund, keeping insurance costs down, and ways to cover your crew. (29 minutes) mp3insuranceandcrew.mp3
Looking Ahead Alaska Sea Grant business specialist Glenn Haight and financial planner Randy Hurtte from Juneau, AK, cover methods of investing including stocks, bonds, as well as mutual and retirement funds. (45 minutes) mp3investingforretirement.mp3
5Cs Lea Klingert, president of Commercial Fishing and Agriculture Bank, Anchorage, AK, outlines the "5-Cs" of lending - factors a banker takes into account when deciding whether to lend money to a borrower. This is the audio file from the video available on the "Financing" page. (11 minutes) mp35Cs.mp3
Risk Management Former Alaska Sea Grant business specialist Glenn Haight discusses five areas of risks to anticipate in a fishing business, and strategies to consider (1 hour 26 minutes) mp3Risk-Mgmt-in-Fishing.mp3
Lowering Fuel Costs For a discussion of lowering vessel fuel costs, from operations to technology advances, Glenn Haight is joined by Greg Fisk, Fisk Consulting, Juneau, AK. (1 hour 26 minutes) mp3Lowering-Fuel-Bill.mp3
Passing on Your Business Glenn Haight reviews considerations in planning fishing business transfers and retirement with Sunny Rice, Alaska Sea Grant, Petersburg, AK; Randy Hurtte, Stellar Financial Services, Juneau, AK; and Dave Baker, Iowa State University Extension Beginning Farmer Program, Urbandale, IA. (1 hour 47 minutes) mp3Transfering-Fishing-Biz.mp3