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.

Our colleagues at @NOAAFisheriesAK have teamed up with @OregonState to study the effects of catch and release on the survival rate of sable fish in Alaska, providing insights for sustainable management. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/fish-out-water-how-capture-affects-sablefish-health-reflexes-and-survival

Alaska Sea Grant's Sunny Rice is leading local volunteer monitoring efforts in Petersburg, keeping watch for the invasive European green crab. http://ow.ly/NQgl50FA2TD

#SharkWeekNOAA Video—Managing Shark Populations in Alaskan Waters: http://go.usa.gov/x6SF5

NOAA Shark biologist Cindy Tribuzio explains the science behind assessing the age of a Pacific spiny dogfish and identifying their areas of travel.

#KnowSharksBetter #AlaskaFisheries

#Sharkweek fun fact: Salmon sharks are endothermic and have the highest body temperature of all sharks. This may explain why they are skilled hunters of fast-moving prey like salmon. http://ow.ly/H1pL50Fx4oU

Announcing another #sharkweek2021 special offer! Both our Field Guide to Sharks and our shark mobile are on sale this week only! http://ow.ly/ZuqW50Fvn0m

Happy #sharkweek! Take advantage of our bookstore shark week special discount this week only. Get the Field Guide to Sharks, Skates, and Ratfish of Alaska for just $9.99 http://ow.ly/VgA350Fuyxf

Sharing this new video from the Alaska Ocean Acidification Network looking at the response of pink salmon to elevated acidity and warming. http://ow.ly/hFqe50FravF

We're seeking aquatic farmers from PWS, Kachemak Bay, and Kodiak to join a 10-year, $25M mariculture research proposal. Applications are due July 7. http://ow.ly/Id9X50Fn9c0

Many new resources for communities in this updated guidebook addressing how to cope with technological disasters. @PWSRCAC https://www.pwsrcac.org/observer/council-publishes-updated-guide-for-technological-disasters/

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Aquatic farmers wanted for collaborative research

June 24, 2021

Alaska Sea Grant and the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation are seeking aquatic farmers to join a 10-year, $25 million mariculture research proposal to the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill (EVOS) Trustee Council. Aquatic farmers from Prince William Sound, Kachemak Bay, and the Kodiak area are invited to submit an application. The proposed project is expected to…

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Rockfish study adds local ecological knowledge to inform fisheries management

June 23, 2021

Over 35 species of rockfish live in the waters off the coast of Alaska. Rockfish have been harvested for subsistence for thousands of years, and commercially and recreationally fished since the early 1800s. Because rockfish are slow to reproduce, they are vulnerable to overfishing and require sound management to keep populations healthy. Some rockfish populations…

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Ketchikan agent Gary Freitag to retire

June 22, 2021

Gary Freitag, Alaska Sea Grant’s Marine Advisory Program agent in Ketchikan, will retire this month after 13 years of providing educational and technical assistance and marine-related outreach for Southeast Alaska communities. His expertise, coupled with his passion for teaching and skill at making complex information understandable and interesting, has made him a valuable and respected…

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2021–2022 Alaska Sea Grant State Fellows announced

June 18, 2021

Alaska Sea Grant has selected eight fellows for the Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Program in 2021–2022. The twelve-month fellowship offers soon-to-graduate or recently finished graduate students the opportunity to explore marine science and policy-related professional opportunities in Alaska. Hannah-Marie Garcia Hannah-Marie Garcia will join the Alaska Conservation Foundation in Anchorage to improve collaborative efforts…

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