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.

We still have space in our Smoked Seafood School class! Register today! Oct 14–15, 1–5pm. $100 for both days.

NOAA supports Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution study on potential Harmful Algal Bloom threat in northwestern Alaska. Builds on work of AK HAB Network.


Our colleagues at @NOAAFisheries are sharing some delicious looking seafood taco recipes for #NationalSeafoodMonth. Check them out and maybe try a few this weekend! #SeafoodSwap

We still have a few spaces open for our popular Smoked Seafood School! $100 for two days of classes. 1-5pm Alaska Time.

Calling all graduate #students interested in the #ocean, #coastal, & #GreatLakes and in the national #policy decisions affecting them, the #Knauss Fellowship program is now accepting applications!

Learn more and find application resources at

Our colleagues at @IARPCCollab are hiring: 1. Indigenous Engagement and Communication Specialist and 2. Leadership Fellowship for Indigenous Peoples. Position descriptions here:

Announcing some changes to AYFS. Check back for more details:

The Alaska Ocean Acidification Network just launched a new podcast! Check out this 6-episode series:

September is #Nationalpreparednessmonth. Download Alaska Sea Grant's free handbook to help you prepare for disasters: #Beready

Research being conducted by our colleagues at @NOAAFisheriesAK seeks to understand the importance of deep-sea coral and sponge ecosystems to commercially valuable fish.

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Upcoming Events, Classes, and Trainings

  1. Alaska Marine Policy Forum – October 2021

    October 20, 1:00 pm2:00 pm AKDT
  2. Seafood HACCP Segment 2 — November 2021

    November 5, 9:00 am4:00 pm AKDT
  3. 2021 Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit online

    December 6December 9
  4. Alaska Marine Policy Forum – December 2021

    December 15, 1:00 pm2:00 pm AKST

Alaska Sea Grant News

Boats docked in harbor in Seward, Alaska.

There are 90 harbors in Alaska. How clean is yours?

September 29, 2021

Tav Ammu, Alaska Sea Grant State Fellow, contributed to this story. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) and Alaska Sea Grant are asking Alaskan boaters, harbor users, and community members to participate in a survey aimed at improving pollution prevention in Alaska’s marine environment. Since 2010, the Alaska Clean Harbors program has sought to…

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New podcast explores solutions to warming ocean

September 29, 2021

Ocean acidification and ocean warming are growing concerns of coastal Alaskans and the seafood industry. As carbon dioxide levels rise in the atmosphere due to fossil fuel burning and deforestation, about one-third gets absorbed by the ocean, making it more acidic. The ocean also absorbs most of the excess heat resulting from greenhouse gas emissions,…

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State Fellow spotlight: Becca Cates

September 28, 2021

Jesse Gordon contributed to this story. Becca Cates recently began her Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship with the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. Cates earned her B.S. in Environmental Science from Western Washington University, where she developed an interest in marine ecology. After completing her undergraduate degree, she moved to the Florida Keys, where she worked…

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Judy McDonald with a king crab in the lab.

Remembering Judy McDonald

September 24, 2021

A long time University of Alaska Fairbanks employee and contributor to marine science and education, Judy McDonald, has died.  Judy worked at the UAF Seward Marine Center with her husband, Dr. A.J. Paul, a biological oceanographer. The couple collaborated on researching commercially important Alaskan fishes and invertebrates, and their work led to better understanding and…

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