UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS

Enhancing the sustainable use and conservation of Alaska's marine and freshwater resources through research, outreach, and education

Research

We are charged by Congress to conduct scientific research that enhances the wise use and conservation of our coastal and marine resources.

Marine Advisory

Our outreach and technical assistance programs help Alaskans wisely use, conserve, and enjoy Alaska's marine and coastal resources.

Education

Resources and professional development for K–12 educators. Public education and training in coastal communities. College student awards and fellowships.

Thrilled to see the Alaska Young Fishermen's Development Act signed into law this week! https://alaskaseagrant.org/2021/01/08/new-law-supports-training-for-young-fishermen/

The Alaska Sea Grant bookstore has many publications about Alaska's seas and coasts that would make great gifts. We will be closed Dec. 19–Jan. 3, for the holiday season, so place your order before 12/16, to get your physical copies before the holidays. http://ow.ly/NR7Q50CLB5a

The 2021 Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship application is open until February 1, 2021. https://www.noaa.gov/office-education/hollings-scholarship

Size of Alaska’s Western Aleutian Island Passes Larger than Previously Thought.

Fresh, warmer Gulf of Alaska water moves through passes into the Bering Sea influencing fisheries, global ocean circulation patterns, and sea ice melt.
http://go.usa.gov/xAc7s

#AlaskaFisheries

.@AlaskaSeaGrant’s Adapt Alaska is helping residents and communities build #resilience to effects of a changing climate. The tool explores expected changes, assesses vulnerability and provides resources for making a plan and reducing risk. Check it out: http://adaptalaska.org.

Do you have opinions about developing shellfish or seaweed #mariculture in Alaska? Learn more about national Aquaculture Opportunity Areas and take our brief survey by Dec. 14 to share your views: https://alaskaseagrant.org/2020/12/10/seeking-input-on-aquaculture-opportunity-area-designations/

We're thinking of everyone in SE Alaska! This week, extreme weather has caused damage across the area. This handbook provides best practices for preparing your home, preparing for evacuations, and what to expect when you return home. Stay safe!!🌧💨 https://seagrant.uaf.edu/bookstore/pubs/MAB-79.html

Our thoughts are with the community of Haines. http://ow.ly/66MX50CC5ON

Interested in Alaska #aquaculture? Join us this Wednesday at 4pm to learn about and provide input on Aquaculture Opportunity Areas in Alaska, directing resources for streamlining development in promising locations. https://alaskaseagrant.org/event/alaska-aquaculture-opportunity-areas-information-session/

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Upcoming Events, Classes, and Trainings

  1. Smoked Seafood School — January 2021

    January 28January 29
  2. Seaweed Farm Start-up Training Program

    February 2, 4:00 pm6:00 pm AKST
  3. Alaska Marine Policy Forum — RESCHEDULED TO FEBRUARY

    February 17, 1:00 pm2:00 pm AKST
  4. Seafood HACCP Segment 2 — February 2021

    February 19, 9:00 am4:00 pm AKST

Alaska Sea Grant News

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New law supports training for young fishermen

January 8, 2021

The “Young Fishermen’s Development Act” was signed into law on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The goal of the act is to “preserve United States fishing heritage through a national program dedicated to training and assisting the next generation of commercial fishermen.” The bill received bipartisan support and was championed by Reps. Young (AK), Moulton (MA),…

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Alaska Sea Grant accepting state and national fellowship applications

December 16, 2020

Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Alaska Sea Grant is soliciting applications for the 2021 Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Program. The program provides a unique educational opportunity for graduate students who are interested in science or policy that affects Alaska’s marine and coastal resources.  The 12-month paid state fellowship program matches highly motivated and qualified…

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Fifty years of Alaska Sea Grant

December 16, 2020

2020 marks Alaska Sea Grant’s 50th year. Over the last five decades, the program’s research, education, and outreach activities have had countless positive impacts on Alaska’s coastal communities, ecosystems, and economies. Alaska Sea Grant’s initial research in 1970 included studies of pinnipeds of the Bering and Chukchi Seas, and the uses of seafood waste. Since then,…

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Alaska Sea Grant welcomes new communications leader

December 15, 2020

Alaska Sea Grant welcomes Anne Gore as our new communications lead. She is based in Anchorage and will oversee Alaska Sea Grant’s communications efforts and media relations. Gore holds a bachelor’s degree in government and environmental studies from Dartmouth College and a master’s in natural resource policy and behavior from the University of Michigan’s School…

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