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Upcoming Events, Classes, and Trainings

  1. 2020 Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit

    January 21, 2020January 23, 2020
  2. Basic Seafood HACCP (Anchorage 2020)

    February 3, 2020February 4, 2020
  3. Better Process Control School 2020

    February 5, 2020February 7, 2020
  4. Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute, Spring 2020

    March 2, 2020March 6, 2020
  5. Basic Seafood HACCP (Juneau 2020)

    March 26, 2020March 27, 2020
  6. Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum

    April 2, 2020April 4, 2020
  7. Basic Seafood HACCP (Kodiak 2020)

    April 23, 2020April 24, 2020
  8. Sanitation Control Procedures for Seafood Processors 2020

    May 15, 2020

Alaska Sea Grant News

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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Report suggests how to prepare for Arctic oil spills

November 21, 2019

A new report is out on how communities can anticipate, plan for and build resiliency around oil spills. The report is the product of regional workshops in Anchorage, Alaska; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Santa Barbara, California; and Mobile and Bayou La Batre, Alabama. The Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Center and the Gulf Research Program of…

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Vigilance advised after saxitoxin found in clams

November 19, 2019

Scientists have detected toxic algae in clams from the Bering Strait and Chukchi Sea regions of northern and western Alaska, according to a new bulletin. It’s an indication that ocean warming is moving northward, allowing the growth of Alexandrium catenella, a type of algae that can produce saxitoxin. If ingested, saxitoxin targets the nervous system…

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Kodiak workshop helps fishing community build resilience

November 7, 2019

More than 70 people gathered in Kodiak recently for a workshop to address how the island community can build resilience and adaptability in the face of climate change. The October 24–25, 2019 workshop focused on four topics identified by a local steering committee: fisheries futures, food security and subsistence, infrastructure and energy, and culture and…

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