North Pacific Observer Program Training Schedule

Observer Training to become a certified North Pacific observer consists of a comprehensive three-week program held in Seattle. The curriculum includes safety while at sea, sampling methodologies, species identification, and data documentation requirements. Please see below for dates, training type, and location information.

Class Dates Day of Week Training Type Location
August 2nd Thursday 1 day Seattle
August 6th - 24th Mon - Fri 3 WK Seattle
August 9th Thursday 1 day Seattle
August 14th - 15th Tues - Wed Non-Trawl LL2 Seattle
August 16th Thursday 1 day Seattle
August 23rd Thursday 1 day Seattle
August 27th - 28th Mon - Tues 2 day FSH Seattle
August 29th - 31st Wed - Fri 3 day Seattle
August 30th Thursday 1 day Seattle
       
September 4th - 5th Tues - Wed Fixed Gear LL2 Seattle
September 6th Thursday 1 day Seattle
September 10th - 11th Mon - Tues 2 day FSH Seattle
September 12th - 14th Wed - Fri 3 day Seattle
September 13th Thursday 1 day Seattle
September 18th - 19th Tues - Wed Fixed Gear LL2 Seattle
September 20th Thursday 1 day Seattle
September 25th - 26th Tues - Wed 2 day FSH Seattle
September 27th Thursday 1 day Seattle
       
October 2nd - 3rd Tues - Wed Fixed Gear LL2 Seattle
October 4th Thursday 1 day Seattle
October 11th Thursday 1 day Seattle
October 15th - 16th Mon - Tues 2 day FSH Seattle
October 17th - 19th Wed - Fri 3 day Seattle
October 18th Thursday 1 day Seattle
October 23rd - 24th Tues - Wed Fixed Gear LL2 Seattle
October 25th Thursday 1 day Seattle
October 30th - 31st Tues - Wed 2 day FSH Seattle
       
November 1st Thursday 1 day Seattle
November 6th - 7th Tues - Wed Fixed Gear LL2 Seattle
November 8th Thursday 1 day Seattle
November 13th - 14th Tues - Wed 2 day FSH Seattle
November 15th Thursday 1 day Seattle

Notes

  • Annual briefings for the 2019 fishing year begin the week of November 26th. The November 15th 1-day briefing is the last briefing for 2018.
  • 1-day briefings will be offered weekly in Seattle. Seattle is the standard location for these briefings as 1-day briefings in Anchorage will be on an as needed request. For briefings, in Anchorage please submit requests no later than 5 days before the start date of the desired 1-day.
  • 2-day briefings may be added to a scheduled 1-day on a case-by-case as needed basis. Please submit requests no later than 5 days before the start date of the associated 1-day.

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