UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS

Enhancing the sustainable use and conservation of Alaska's marine and freshwater resources through research, outreach, and education

Research

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.

Education

Resources and professional development for K–12 educators. Public education and training in coastal communities. College student awards and fellowships.

We're excited for the Alaska Marine Science Symposium #AMSS2022 taking place Jan 24–27 and hosted by @NPRBscience. Alaska Sea Grant's Gay Sheffield will give a keynote address about the Bering Strait region. https://alaskamarinescience.org/home

Join Alaska Sea Grant Jan. 14 from 3-4pm AK Time for a free webinar about our graduate student fellowships. You'll hear from current fellows, and we'll answer all your questions! http://ow.ly/cU8V50Hu2Hz

Join us Jan. 14 from 3-4pm AK Time for a webinar about graduate student fellowships offered by Alaska Sea Grant. https://alaskaseagrant.org/event/sea-grant-fellowship-opportunities-and-experiences/

How clean is your Alaska harbor? Take this quick survey to let us know your thoughts on how to keep your local harbo clean. http://ow.ly/9mm150Hp9ib

Alaska Sea Grant wishes you a happy and safe holiday season!

New from our bookstore. The Seaweed Handling and Processing Guidelines for Alaska is designed to help you better understand what’s involved as you decide whether to enter the seaweed processing industry. Download your free copy today. 🌱 http://ow.ly/Tie950HgOwe

Alaska Sea Grant's Gay Sheffield, and Bering Strait stakeholders, contributed to the 2021 @NOAA #ArcticReportCard, with an article highlighting concerns about marine debris.http://ow.ly/nzMJ50HbO6z

JUST IN: NOAA’s 16th annual #ArcticReportCard finds #ClimateChange is transforming the Arctic region into a ‘dramatically different state.’ See our news release at: https://bit.ly/2021ArcticReportCard @NOAAResearch

Call for applications (deadline Feb 11, 2022). The Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship program offers graduate students a 12-month paid fellowship in marine science and policy. Learn more and apply: http://ow.ly/FH9F50H8vA8

From our colleagues @NOAAFisheriesAK, some cool Beluga science. http://ow.ly/Z0r750H6xAQ

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Upcoming Events, Classes, and Trainings

  1. Better Process Control School — February 2022

    February 9February 11
  2. Alaska Marine Policy Forum – February 2022

    February 16, 1:00 pm2:00 pm AKST
  3. Seafood HACCP Segment 2 — March 2022

    March 4, 9:00 am4:00 pm AKST
  4. Sanitation Control Procedures for Seafood Processors

    April 1, 8:30 am4:30 pm AKDT
  5. Seafood HACCP Segment 2 — April 2022

    April 29, 9:00 am4:00 pm AKDT
  6. Seafood HACCP Segment 2 — June 2022

    June 3, 9:00 am4:00 pm AKDT

Alaska Sea Grant News

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Seeking input from Alaskans concerned about abalone

December 17, 2021

Ashley Bolwerk contributed to this story Alaska has only one species of abalone, which goes by many names: Northern abalone, Pinto abalone, Gunxaa, and Gúlaa. Abalone are relatives of snails and limpets, and they eat kelp and other seaweeds. They are found in limited areas of Southeast Alaska’s outer coast, from Chichagof Island at the…

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Public comments sought for Tribal Consultation Handbook

December 16, 2021

NOAA is updating its existing policies and guidance documents for consultation with federally recognized Indian tribes and Alaska Native Corporations, and best practices for engaging and incorporating Traditional Ecological Knowledge in decision-making. Two documents, the NOAA Tribal Consultation Handbook 2021 and the Traditional Knowledge in Decision Making are posted online and open for comments.  Alaska…

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Call for hosts and fellows: Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship

December 14, 2021

Alaska Sea Grant invites Alaska-based organizations to host 2022 Alaska Sea Grant State Fellows for one year starting next summer. We are also inviting graduate students to apply to the fellowship program. The Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship builds and strengthens Alaska’s future marine and coastal resource management workforce by encouraging enthusiastic, bright new professionals…

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Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit covers critical topics in fisheries business, safety, and resource management

December 13, 2021

Fishermen from around the state gathered online last week for the ninth Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit (AYFS). The goal of AYFS is to educate new commercial fishermen in the business, financial, and regulatory aspects of running a sustainable commercial fishing operation.  Usually held in person, the summit was offered online during the evenings and condensed…

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