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.

We’re hiring! Part-time admin assistant for our downtown #Anchorage office, to perform general office management as well as procurement, fiscal administration, and event planning support.

👀Our colleagues @NOAAFisheriesAK are using 3-D cameras to collect data from Alaska's vast deep seas to help maintain productive, climate-resilient fisheries, coastal communities and healthy marine ecosystems. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/developing-3d-stereo-camera-technology-support-sustainable-fisheries

Scientists need more data about Alaska waters. Southeast Alaska’s trollers can provide observations otherwise requiring millions more in funding. The Alaska Trollers Association with help from Alaska Sea Grant is working to develop that partnership. https://alaskaseagrant.org/2023/02/27/fishermen-projects-increase-understanding-of-southeast-alaska-ecosystem/

Seafood technology specialist Chris Sannito led a smoked seafood workshop for #Kodiak High School students and teachers that included an introduction to seafood science and safety. Another will be held in May for Kodiak Island Borough residents. https://alaskaseagrant.org/2023/02/14/kodiak-high-school-students-learn-seafood-smoking-and-safety/

For three days in November, students from Nome-Beltz High School learned about ocean algae, especially about toxin producing species that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in humans and marine wildlife. https://alaskaseagrant.org/2023/01/26/high-school-students-learn-about-harmful-algae-in-western-alaska/

For the Yup’ik, one of Alaska’s Native Tribes impacted by #ClimateChange, “usteq” means “catastrophic land collapse.”

Researchers at @AlaskaSeaGrant say state and federal action is critical to supporting Tribes as they address these challenges 📝: http://bit.ly/AKClimateJustice

Hosting Alaska Sea Grant fellows is one of my favorite parts of my job! Interested in applying? Applications for 2023 are due Feb 9. Find more info here: https://alaskaseagrant.org/education/awards-fellowships/state-fellowship/

@SeaGrant @AlaskaSeaGrant

If you've been following our efforts helping Southeast Alaska communities respond to drought and other extreme weather events, you might want to register for tomorrow’s ACCAP webinar with Rick Thoman @AlaskaWx, and Andrew Hoell of @NOAA_ESRL https://uaf-accap.org/event/se-alaska-drought/

Interested in submitting a preliminary proposal to @AlaskaSeaGrant? Check out the informational webinar designed to assist prospective investigators on Jan. 10 at 2:30 p.m. Alaska time.

Register at http://bit.ly/3X9S7sU

Learn about the emergence of harmful algal bloom events in the Bering Strait region, a new climate change-related health challenge resulting from warmer waters at the intersection of the Bering and Chukchi seas. https://www.nortonsoundhealth.org/region-anxiously-awaits-algal-bloom-test-results/

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Real time information on maritime conditions

March 23, 2023

Alaska Sea Grant is collaborating with the Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) to provide regional real-time information for maritime conditions through the AOOS data portal. Three “Mariner’s Dashboards” are now…

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Fellow spotlight: Ben Americus

March 22, 2023

Ben Americus is an Alaska Sea Grant State Fellow with the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF), working as a science policy coordinator. As one part of this role, he is…

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Fellow spotlight: Clay McKean

March 7, 2023

Alaska Sea Grant State Fellow Clay McKean is working with the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) as a Fishery Analyst. When he applied, he  hoped to use the fellowship…

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Fishermen-led projects increase understanding of Southeast Alaska ecosystem

February 27, 2023

Managers, biologists and oceanographers need information to understand the marine habitat and distribution of salmon and other fish. Meanwhile, Southeast Alaska’s approximately 1,500 salmon trollers are on the water throughout…

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