UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS

Enhancing the sustainable use and conservation of Alaska's marine and freshwater resources through research, outreach, and education

Research

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.

Education

Resources and professional development for K–12 educators. Public education and training in coastal communities. College student awards and fellowships.

Alaska Sea Grant would like to help you celebrate #AquacultureWeek at home. Our new directory lets you know where you can order Alaska-grown oysters, mussels and seaweed, for pickup or shipped directly to you.

https://alaskaseagrant.org/our-work/aquaculture/buy-alaska-grown/

It’s National #AquacultureWeek! We’re funding research on the timing of seaweed fertility and spore storage to provide new info and techniques for Alaskan seaweed farmers. This 1-week-old sporophytes of bull kelp is growing on seine twine. Tiffany Stephens/#seagrovekelp photo.

Alaska Sea Grant is celebrating National #AquacultureWeek. We’re helping share industry resources and information, conducting applied research, and providing support for the rapidly expanding shellfish and seaweed farming industries in Alaska. https://alaskaseagrant.org/our-work/aquaculture/

All #seafoodprocessors in #Alaska are required to have an approved #HACCP plan. This class prepares you to develop this plan. Students will need to register and complete the Seg. 1 training prior to this workshop. To find out more visit http://ow.ly/bmIS50Bhqjd

UAF Coop Extension is offering Emergency Preparedness for Alaskans. Join a team of experts, including our Coastal Community Resilience Specialist to learn what to do before, during and after an emergency. Sign-up for FREE at http://bit.ly/EmergencyPrep2020. #NationalPreparednessMonth

2020 Alaska Seabird Die-off Update: http://ow.ly/Uy7B50BtNBq

Horned Puffin, St Paul Island/Bering Sea
📷 @USFWSBirds/Mark Rauzon @COASST @AlaskaSeaGrant @NOAA @USGS_Alaska @AlaskaNPS

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If you haven't been to #Kodiak for ComFish, this year it's coming to you! Today's Live Stream starts at 10am with a COVID mandate update from Alaska Unified Command, followed by an update from the Governor's office and ADF&G. Event schedule & watch live https://comfishak.com/schedule-of-events/

We are now offering Seafood #HACCP Segment 2 workshop.

Students need to register and complete the Seg. 1 training prior to Oct. 15 via Nat'l Seafood HACCP Alliance for Training and Education.

Find out more at http://ow.ly/NSzk50BhpNl

It’s #NationalDogDay and we are celebrating with the #DogsofSeaGrant here in #Alaska! 🐾 🐶 🐾

New handbook now available. Visit https://seagrant.uaf.edu/bookstore/pubs/MAB-79.html to download or request your copy today!
#Alaska #homeowners

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Upcoming Events, Classes, and Trainings

  1. Emergency Preparedness for Alaskans

    September 28October 1
  2. Seafood HACCP Segment 2 (October 2020)

    October 15, 9:00 am4:00 pm AKDT
  3. Smoked Seafood School 2020

    October 30, 9:00 am3:00 pm AKDT
  4. Alaska Marine Policy Forum conference call – November 2020

    November 18, 1:00 pm2:00 pm AKST

Alaska Sea Grant News

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New administrator and workforce development coordinator join Alaska Sea Grant

September 29, 2020

Alaska Sea Grant welcomes Anne Doyle as our new program administrator, who oversees development, management, analysis, reporting and administration, and is based in Fairbanks. Doyle holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska and an MBA from Ashford University. She has worked at the University of Alaska Fairbanks since 2012, most…

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Adapting summer science camp during the pandemic

September 28, 2020

The current pandemic is impacting not only the country’s economy and healthcare industry, but also children’s social and educational opportunities. Recognizing this, Alaska Sea Grant’s Sunny Rice set out to adapt the Petersburg Summer Science Camp, using electronic communications in place of normal in-person gathering. Science kits were provided by the Petersburg Public Library for…

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New publication helps Alaska homeowners prepare for emergencies

August 27, 2020

Alaska Sea Grant released a new homeowners guide to help Alaskans prepare for natural disasters and extreme weather conditions around the state. The free book, Alaska Emergency and Disaster Homeowner’s Handbook, is available immediately for electronic download or can be ordered in print from the Alaska Sea Grant bookstore. Alaskans—whether in large or small communities…

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Ginny Eckert named director of Alaska Sea Grant

July 31, 2020

Dr. Ginny Eckert was appointed director of the Alaska Sea Grant Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks earlier this month. The announcement came from UAF Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Anupma Prakash, whose office now oversees the program. Based in Juneau, Eckert served in the roles of acting and interim director since summer 2019,…

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