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Alaska fishermen: April 20-29 "Introduction to Starting and Operating a Seafood Direct Marketing Business" is an online course covering what you need to get started: quality, regulations, marketing and business planning. Limited seats, sign up here: https://alaskaseagrant.org/event/introduction-to-starting-and-operating-a-seafood-direct-marketing-business-2020/

Alaska fishermen: An online course in how to direct market your catch—from planning to implementation—taught by seafood marketing and quality specialists, regulatory officials, and experienced direct marketers. April 20-29, limited seats, sign up here: https://alaskaseagrant.org/event/introduction-to-starting-and-operating-a-seafood-direct-marketing-business-2020/

Alaska fishermen: An online course in how to direct market your catch—from planning to implementation—taught by seafood marketing and quality specialists, regulatory officials, and experienced direct marketers. April 20-29, limited seats, sign up here: https://alaskaseagrant.org/event/introduction-to-starting-and-operating-a-seafood-direct-marketing-business-2020/

In response to recent school closures and remote learning, @SeaGrant programs around the US are providing a variety of educational information and activities to keep kids and families entertained and learning while at home. Explore!
https://seagrant.noaa.gov/educationathome

Alaska fishermen: April 20-29 "Introduction to Starting and Operating a Seafood Direct Marketing Business" is an online course covering what you need to get started: quality, regulations, marketing and business planning. Limited seats, sign up here: https://alaskaseagrant.org/event/introduction-to-starting-and-operating-a-seafood-direct-marketing-business-2020/

Alaska fishermen: An online course in how to direct market your catch—from planning to implementation—taught by seafood marketing and quality specialists, regulatory officials, and experienced direct marketers. April 20-29, limited seats, sign up here: https://alaskaseagrant.org/event/introduction-to-starting-and-operating-a-seafood-direct-marketing-business-2020/

In response to recent school closures and remote learning, @SeaGrant programs around the US are providing a variety of educational information and activities to keep kids and families entertained and learning while at home. Explore!
https://seagrant.noaa.gov/educationathome

Alaska fishermen, join us for a free webinar TODAY at noon on selling your catch dockside.

In this moment of disruption and uncertainty, you might consider this simple form of direct marketing. We'll cover what you need to get started. https://alaskaseagrant.org/event/selling-your-seafood-dockside/

A little bit of advice from our friends at @USFWSNortheast. Stay safe and practice social distancing, everyone!

Bering Sea #seaice extent continues to decline, though more slowly than last week. April 4th extent is fifth lowest in satellite era at only 62% of 1981-2010 median. Changes this coming week are likely to be modest. #akwx #Arctic @Climatologist49 @ZLabe @KNOMnews

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Alaska Sea Grant News

Change in reporting structure for Alaska Sea Grant

March 11, 2020

The University of Alaska Fairbanks recently announced change in reporting structure for Alaska Sea Grant.

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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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