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Alaska Sea Grant News

Good news from D.C. on Sea Grant funding

March 22, 2018

Alaska Sea Grant received some welcome news this week after congressional leaders on Wednesday approved a $1.3 trillion federal spending bill for fiscal year 2018. Among other things, the bill includes $76.5 million for the National Sea Grant College Program, of which $11 million is for aquaculture. As you may recall, the White House recommended…

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Alaska Sea Grant director moves on

March 19, 2018

Fifteen years after taking the helm at the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, Paula Cullenberg is stepping down at the end of March 2018. Cullenberg, who has been Alaska Sea Grant director since 2013, is a professor specializing in commercial fisheries, human dimensions and coastal community development at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, College…

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Interactive map of Alaska commercial fisheries launched

March 14, 2018

Alaska’s commercial fisheries are vast and lucrative. With a dockside value of $1.7 billion in 2016, the industry employs more than 29,000 people. To help fishermen and others understand more about Alaska’s 180-plus commercial fisheries, Alaska Sea Grant has developed an interactive map. It features target species, gear, locations, seasons and more. Sunny Rice, Alaska…

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Mixing science with traditional knowledge, researchers hope to get seal oil on the menu

March 7, 2018

In 2016 the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation recommended Alaska Sea Grant seafood specialists Chris Sannito and Brian Himelbloom pay a visit to Kotzebue, to evaluate the traditional process of rendering seal oil from blubber chunks. Seal oil has sustained indigenous people of Alaska for thousands of years and is an important traditional food for…

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