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


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.


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

Our colleagues @NOAAFisheriesAK are looking at how fishing impacts the deep-sea coral and sponge habitat in order to come up with ideas for better ways to fish while not damaging the habitat. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/science-blog/joint-canada-us-deep-sea-coral-seamount-survey-post-2

Alaska Sea Grant's mariculture specialist, Melissa Good, is focused on helping grow mariculture in AK. https://digital.akbizmag.com/issue/july-2022/blue-acres-is-the-place-to-be/

Happy #nationaldogday from Alaska Sea Grant and our canine coworkers and companions! #dogsofseagrant

Congrats to Genoa Sullaway, 2022 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship recipient! bit.ly3RcCjCu @UAFcfos

PSP advisory for Gambell, Shishmaref and nearby areas. Use caution when consuming shellfish. http://nomenugget.com/news/researchers-find-high-concentrations-harmful-algae-regional-waters

Alaska coastal residents: want to help collect data about birds? Join the @COASST beached bird training for AK on Aug 7. #CitizenScience https://coasst.org/join-our-team/trainings-events/

Many thanks to our @AlaskaSeaGrant interns Selah Judge, Avery Herman-Sakamoto, and Edie Mari! We've enjoyed having you work with us this summer! #CommunityEngagedInternship #SGIntern @SeaGrant

2023 AK Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship finalist Lindsey Stadler: "I am passionate about utilizing effective communication and collaboration to develop solutions for the benefit of society." https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/fb5f7a75404e4be6b8aaff165962ec11

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Federal grant to boost Alaska’s mariculture industry

September 29, 2022

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) recently committed $49 million to grow Alaska’s mariculture industry. The award is one of 21 nationally chosen from more than 500…

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New program administrator joins Alaska Sea Grant

September 28, 2022

Julie Parshall is Alaska Sea Grant’s new program administrator, joining the management team and leading the business, administration and reporting aspects of our work. Julie is based at the University…

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Reflections on a Knauss Fellowship

September 28, 2022

Many Knauss alumni go on to successful careers in marine conservation, policy, and research. In fact, Alaska Sea Grant currently has several Knauss alumni among its ranks. Caleb Taylor was…

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Intern leads efforts to encourage respectful harvest practices

September 27, 2022

August marked the end of a summer-long Community Engaged Undergraduate Internship in Petersburg with intern Avery Herrman-Sakamoto and local Alaska Sea Grant agent Sunny Rice. The two worked together for…

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