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.


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Do you know how to prepare your household for an evacuation event? Download our free Alaska Emergency and Disaster Homeowner's Handbook:

We're relieved that everyone is safe following the 8.2 earthquake and tsunami warnings.

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.

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

#SharkWeekNOAA Video—Managing Shark Populations in Alaskan Waters:

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.

Announcing another #sharkweek2021 special offer! Both our Field Guide to Sharks and our shark mobile are on sale this week only!

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

Sharing this new video from the Alaska Ocean Acidification Network looking at the response of pink salmon to elevated acidity and warming.

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.

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workers on a beach during and oil spill

Updated guide helps communities facing man-made disasters

July 28, 2021

The Exxon-Valdez oil spill captured worldwide attention with its devastating environmental impacts. Less attention was paid, however, to the social and economic effects the incident had on local communities in the immediate aftermath as well as over the long term. For years following the spill, local residents needed help understanding, managing, and recovering from the…

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Kodiak local gets research experience through new internship

July 26, 2021

Increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in coastal and marine science, education, policy and decision-making is an important priority for Alaska Sea Grant. One way we are advancing this priority is through the Community Engaged Internship program (CEI), a 10-week paid summer internship for undergraduate students from underrepresented and Indigenous communities. The program provides training and…

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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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