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.

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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 at @NOAAFisheriesAK are diligently monitoring Bering Sea ocean temperatures. Learn how a few degrees of change, perhaps hundreds of miles away, can lead to a chain reaction that can impact what ends up on your dinner table!

Alaska Sea Grant is hiring a Student Assistant! The position is located in Fairbanks and will work 10-20 hours/week.

The Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium #KAMSS is a regional symposium that connects the Kodiak community to the marine science research conducted in the region. Find out more at

New Genetic Study Makes it Possible to Accurately Estimate Age of Endangered Whale While it is Alive.

Preliminary results raise questions about whether Cook Inlet beluga whales are reproducing much later than initially thought.


The Kathryn E. and John P. Doyle Scholarship is open for applications. Supporting female graduate and undergraduate students pursuing science at @uafairbanks.

Maniilaq Association's long term care facility for Alaska Native elders has added seal oil to its traditional food menu, thanks to research conducted by Alaska Sea Grant's Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center.

#AMSS2021 Arctic Panel: Ecosystem Change and impact on coastal commuities via @FacebookWatch #arctic #arcticscience

#AMSS2021 starts tomorrow! Watch our intro video here from NPRB's Exec. Dir. Lynn Palensky. via @YouTube

The #KnaussFellowship is a #SciencePolicy experience for outstanding graduate students, in our nation's capital.

Apply via your state's @SeaGrant program by Feb 19!

@WASeaGrant @USCSeaGrant @UOGseaGrant @HawaiiSeaGrant @OregonSeaGrant @AlaskaSeaGrant

Thrilled to see the Alaska Young Fishermen's Development Act signed into law this week!

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Alaska Sea Grant receives $450,000 donation from Northwest Farm Credit Services

February 8, 2021

Alaska Sea Grant at the University of Alaska Fairbanks received a $450,000 donation from Northwest Farm Credit Services (NWFCS) to fund several programs that support Alaska’s commercial seafood harvesters, pillars of the state’s economy.

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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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