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It's something you hope as a fisherman you never have to do: issue a mayday. But it's essential to know how to do it properly. At #AYFS2020, young #Alaska fishermen practice the do's and don'ts. Today they're learning about #fisheries management and regs. #seafood #safety

Keynote speaker Jim Hubbard at #AYFS2020 today. Jim has fished for halibut, sablefish, cod and turbot from Southeast #Alaska to the Bering Sea for 40+ years. "I have a passion to see each and every one of you, as the next generation of fishermen and industry members, succeed."

Happening now in Juneau: #AYFS2020!

It's our 8th time hosting the Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit and we love doing it! #AYFS2020 kicked off in Juneau today. We're excited to be meeting a slew of newcomers to the commercial #fishing industry and helping them make connections and get information about AK #fisheries

Just THREE days to submit your letters of intent to understand societal vulnerabilities to #oceanacidification
@OA_NOAA is soliciting proposals that assess, advance our understanding of & build resilience to #ourchangingocean Due 1/24/20 More info:

Better Process Control School is coming up February 5–7 in #Anchorage. Learn the principles of thermal processing, equipment requirements, closure evaluation, and record keeping for glass jars and cans. Find out more information and to register, visit

Happy 50th birthday, NOAA! Sea Grant is proud to have been a part of NOAA from the start, bringing NOAA’s mission of science, stewardship and service to coastal and Great Lakes communities through research, extension and education.


From our colleagues @NOAAFisheriesAK, you can review preliminary findings from their 2019 surveys in the Arctic, including ice seals and polar bears, Bering Sea fisheries, Bowhead abundance, Arctic ecosystem assessment, Bering Sea ecosystem and more

Mourning the loss of former AK Sea Grant-funded, @uafairbanks grad student, Sean Brennan, a father of 3. Sean was recently killed in a skiing accident. A brilliant scientist, Sean used strontium isotopes from salmon's ears to identify their natal streams.

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Mourning the loss of UAF graduate Sean Brennan

January 15, 2020

Alaska Sea Grant’s faculty and staff are mourning the loss of Sean R. Brennan, a PhD graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. A father of three, Brennan was killed in a ski accident in Alta, Utah, on January 2, 2020. The Seattle resident was 37. At UAF, Brennan focused his PhD research on tracing…

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Gearing up for summit of young fishermen

December 19, 2019

The eighth Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit (AYFS) is coming soon. Sponsored by Alaska Sea Grant, the three-day networking and skill-building conference is aimed at new entrants in Alaska’s commercial fishing industry to help them manage and grow their businesses. Next month, it’ll be held at the Westmark Baranof Hotel in downtown Juneau, January 21–23, 2020.…

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Record low level of Bering Sea ice causes profound, widespread impacts

December 10, 2019

“This is an extreme event with immediate and long-lasting repercussions. It’s indicative of very rapid change in the entire northern Bering Sea ecosystem. It has ramifications for everyone in the region,” said lead author Rick Thoman, a climate specialist at the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

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Looking to start a seaweed farm in Alaska?

November 27, 2019

Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) and partners, including Alaska Sea Grant, are excited to announce a new training program for people interested in starting a seaweed farm. The program will be held in Kodiak, Ketchikan and Sitka in February 2020.  Applications are due by December 20, 2019. The training is part of the Alaska Mariculture Initiative and is intended…

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