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.

Job alert: @AlaskaSeaGrant is currently hiring for two positions: Communications Lead and Program Administrator.

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People are cooking more at home with a desire to use sustainable, locally sourced ingredients. We're working to help Alaska mariculture farmers while promoting health and well-being with a directory connecting people to locally-grown Alaskan seafood:

Bristol Bay has a fishery valued at ~$1.5 billion. A large influx of out-of-state workers to a rural area with limited health care resources during a pandemic creates challenges. We're providing data to help area communities develop mitigation strategies.

Our systems are back online, and the Alaska Sea Grant bookstore and research projects database are available.

Yesterday, an extended computer systems outage at the University of Alaska has taken parts of the Alaska Sea Grant website offline, including the Alaska Sea Grant online bookstore and research info. We're working to get things back online as soon as possible.

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Alaska Sea Grant News

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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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Alaska Sea Grant recruiting for program administrator and communication lead

July 30, 2020

Alaska Sea Grant, part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is accepting applications for two full-time professional positions essential to the success of our work serving Alaskans through the conservation and sustainable use of Alaska’s coastal, watershed and marine resources. The Program Administrator will oversee development, management, analysis, reporting and administration of the Alaska Sea…

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Alaska Sea Grant debuts farm-to-table mariculture directory for Alaska

July 28, 2020

Alaskans who love fresh Alaska seafood will be happy to hear that Alaska Sea Grant has begun development of an online directory of farms and retailers that sell Alaska-grown shellfish and seaweed, locally or through mail order.

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Helping a Western Alaska fishing community cope with an influx during the pandemic

July 27, 2020

By Davin Holen Each summer, around 13,000 workers from outside Alaska travel to the Bristol Bay region to participate in the world’s most valuable wild salmon fishery. How the fishery, community, and region prepare and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic is the topic of a new project.  The sparsely populated western coast of Alaska is…

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