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.

Funding Opportunities

Explore ways to fund your work through Alaska Sea Grant, National Sea Grant, and NOAA

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Upcoming Events, Classes, and Trainings

  1. Basic Seafood HACCP – Anchorage

    September 27September 28
  2. Smoked Seafood School – Kodiak

    October 11October 12
  3. Introduction to Starting and Operating a Seafood Direct Marketing Business

    October 22November 5
  4. Seafood Processing Quality Control Training – Kodiak

    November 12November 16
  5. Better Process Control School

    February 6, 2019February 8, 2019
  6. 2019 Wakefield Fisheries Symposium

    May 7, 2019May 10, 2019
  7. 2020 Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit

    February 1, 2020February 3, 2020

Alaska Sea Grant News

Why are salmon shrinking? UAF professor tackles the topic at Rainforest Festival

September 13, 2018

When you hear the word rainforest, people often associate it with something tropical. Residents of Southeast Alaska might think differently though, since they’re surrounded by the 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest, a temperate rainforest. In Petersburg, the gifts of Alaska’s coastal rainforest were celebrated this month in a festival organized in part by Sunny Rice, Alaska…

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Clams and climate change — new Alaska study examines the connections

September 13, 2018

SEWARD, Alaska — July fourth in Seward is known for its fireworks, festivities and the grueling Mt. Marathon race that draws elite athletes from around the world. But for a University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) graduate student, the holiday took on a whole different meaning this year. “It was the first time I was able…

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Dillingham agent shares fish knowledge at Salmon Camp

September 7, 2018

Our Dillingham agent, Gabe Dunham, spent time with Bristol Bay area students this summer, teaching them about the human dimensions of fisheries. The students were participating in the annual Salmon Camp, sponsored by Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation. Located on the shores of Lake Aleknagik, the camp provides high school and middle school students the…

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Support for Alaska’s blue economy signed into law

August 28, 2018

Alaska’s emerging mariculture industry is getting a boost. Gov. Bill Walker signed a bill this week making it easier for shellfish hatchery owners to access loan funds to grow their businesses. House Bill 76 amends the Alaska Mariculture Revolving Loan Fund so that non-profit hatcheries, not just individual farmers, can apply for loans to market seeds to grow seaweed,…

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