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.

From our colleagues @NOAAFisheriesAK Comments must be received no later than July 6, 2021.

Happy #WorldOceanDay! Today and every day Alaska Sea Grant brings awareness to the importance of oceans, and addresses critical coastal and marine issues in our state through research, education and outreach. Learn more at

As #NationalSafeBoatingWeek comes to a close and #MemorialDayWeekend kicks off, review the Alaska Boaters Handbook for vital safety reminders. @AlaskaStParks

An "oldie but goodie" for #NationalSafeBoatingWeek and #throwbackthursday produced by @AKMarineSafety and Alaska Sea Grant.

Cold water safety knowledge saves lives. Visit Alaska Sea Grant's bookstore, and @AKMarineSafety for more safety and survival resources. #NationalSafeBoatingWeek

It's #NationalSafeBoatingWeek. Brush up on boating skills and make sure you're prepared for anything. Check out Alaska Sea Grant's books and videos on marine safety:

May 22 - 28 is #NationalSafeBoatingWeek. First rule of safety: always wear a life jacket. @safeboatingcouncil

Two Alaska Sea Grant researchers will be sharing 3-minute flash talks at the UAF Arctic Research open house May 20-23.

Check out the Alaska Shellfish and Seaweed Festival May 17-20, celebrating Alaska's emerging mariculture industry:

The Southwest Interagency Meeting (SWIM) begins today at 9am Alaska Time. Also, it's not too late to register for the Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum, starting tomorrow at 9am. Details here:

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Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference focuses on climate change

May 27, 2021

Alaska Sea Grant, together with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Bristol Bay Campus, hosted the 13th annual Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference (WAISC) on May 13 and 14. The conference brought together local and indigenous knowledge of subsistence-based communities and other scientific research relevant to Western Alaska. Normally convening in a Western Alaska community such…

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Shellfish and Seaweed Festival highlights mariculture in Alaska

May 27, 2021

More than 100 people, including farmers, scientists, industry personnel, and community members participated in Alaska Sea Grant’s first Shellfish and Seaweed Festival. The online event featured presentations to celebrate and promote the mariculture industry in Alaska and the delicious shellfish and seaweed products grown here. Melissa Good, Alaska Sea Grant’s mariculture specialist, kicked off the…

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Alaska Sea Grant welcomes two students to the staff

May 27, 2021

Two undergraduate students from the University of Alaska Fairbanks have recently joined Alaska Sea Grant in the Fairbanks office. Robert Fuerstenau and Kyla Hammond are assisting staff and faculty with administrative and communications projects, including working in the Alaska Sea Grant bookstore, organizing photos and publications, helping with videos and the Alaska Sea Grant YouTube…

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New tools will help prospective businesses navigate aquaculture permitting

May 25, 2021

Alaskans’ interest in the mariculture industry is growing. In 2016, state permitting agencies received only four aquatic farm applications. From 2017–2020, it jumped to 64. Mariculture includes the cultivation of shellfish, such as oysters, and seaweeds, used in a variety of foods, fertilizers and biofuels. Alaska state law prohibits the inclusion of finfish farming.  Shellfish…

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