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're recruiting a Marine Advisory Program Agent to provide outreach, education, and extension services to Bristol Bay communities. Full job description here:

Meet the first cohort of Tamamta Fellows! A program of @uafairbanks Tamamta bridges Indigenous and Western sciences to transform graduate education and research in fisheries and marine sciences.

Alaska Sea Grant's Gay Sheffield has been documenting seabird deaths in the Bering Strait region. Evidence supports starvation as the cause of the dieoffs.

The @usioosgov is seeking a DEIA Fellow to help IOOS engage with underserved communities. Full job description here:

New research led by @HauserDonna, Iñupiaq hunters & the Native Village of Kotzebue shows that climate change has severely shortened the seal hunting season in a rural Alaska village, threatening the community’s Indigenous way of life. #Coproduction

Alaska Sea Grant offers the Seafood HACCP Segment 2 practical training as a live online class. The next class is September 17.

Congratulations to the new class of NMFS-Sea Grant fellows!

Dead seabirds showing up near Nome show signs of severe emaciation. Alaska Sea Grant's Gay Sheffield is working with @USFWS and @USGS National Wildlife Health Center Lab in Wisconsin to learn more.

It's National Oyster Day! Learn all about oysters in Alaska, who's growing them, where to buy them, how to eat them, and more in our new Alaska-Grown Pacific Oyster Consumer Guide.

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Alaska Sea Grant News

New podcast shares stories from coastal communities

August 30, 2021

National Sea Grant has launched a new podcast called On My Coast. The podcast shares the stories of people on America’s coasts and how Sea Grant brings science together with communities for solutions that work. Host Amara Davis is a Knauss Fellow. This first episode, titled Resilient Island Communities, features Alaska Sea Grant’s Sunny Rice,…

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Marine Advisory Program’s Gabe Dunham taking statewide role

August 29, 2021

A few changes are taking place within Alaska Sea Grant’s Marine Advisory Program (MAP). Gabe Dunham, the MAP agent in Dillingham, will shift his focus from regional to statewide and is moving to Juneau. Alaska Sea Grant is recruiting a new Dillingham MAP agent to fill the vacancy Dunham will leave in Bristol Bay. As…

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Pacific Shellfish Institute works with Alaska shellfish growers to address emergency rainfall closures

August 27, 2021

Many Alaskan shellfish farms are located far from population centers in pristine coastal waters. In June of 2016, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) implemented a blanket emergency closure policy for remote shellfish growing areas any time two or more inches of rain falls within a 24-hour period. It rains quite often in Southeast Alaska,…

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From Germany to Alaska to D.C., a Knauss fellow charts a new path through the pandemic

August 25, 2021

The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship offers a professional opportunity to graduate students with an interest in national policies that affect ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources. Every year, successful applicants from around the country are matched with hosts in the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government for a one-year paid fellowship…

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