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.

NOAA has prepared a draft programmatic environmental assessment for its proposal to fund #aquaculture research & development projects via federal financial assistance programs, and is available for review and comment. Feedback due 12/18. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/11/15/2022-24742/notice-of-availability-for-public-comments-of-the-national-sea-grant-office

We're looking for a Grant Fiscal Officer to support our research, outreach and education in Alaska’s coastal communities, and work with our faculty and staff to monitor grants from federal, state, and private sources. https://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/522234/grant-fiscal-officer

Our colleagues @NOAAFisheriesAK are looking at how fishing impacts the deep-sea coral and sponge habitat in order to come up with ideas for better ways to fish while not damaging the habitat. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/science-blog/joint-canada-us-deep-sea-coral-seamount-survey-post-2

Alaska Sea Grant's mariculture specialist, Melissa Good, is focused on helping grow mariculture in AK. https://digital.akbizmag.com/issue/july-2022/blue-acres-is-the-place-to-be/

Happy #nationaldogday from Alaska Sea Grant and our canine coworkers and companions! #dogsofseagrant

Congrats to Genoa Sullaway, 2022 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship recipient! bit.ly3RcCjCu @UAFcfos

PSP advisory for Gambell, Shishmaref and nearby areas. Use caution when consuming shellfish. http://nomenugget.com/news/researchers-find-high-concentrations-harmful-algae-regional-waters

Alaska coastal residents: want to help collect data about birds? Join the @COASST beached bird training for AK on Aug 7. #CitizenScience https://coasst.org/join-our-team/trainings-events/

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Alaska Sea Grant News

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Developing automated and improved coastline measurements so that western Alaskan communities can plan for change

November 28, 2022

Rapid warming is leading to accelerated coastal erosion and placing many Alaska communities at risk. Accurately forecasting future coastline changes is critical to communities so that they can mitigate and…

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Facilitating candidate debates on Alaska fisheries issues

November 23, 2022

The 2022 Alaska Fishery Debates were held October 3–4, with Alaska Sea Grant support behind the scenes and on stage. This year’s debates drew participation by candidates vying to be…

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New Bristol Bay Marine Advisory Program agent

November 21, 2022

Early this fall, Alaska Sea Grant welcomed a new extension agent to its ranks as Tav Ammu joined the program as the Marine Advisory Program agent for the Western Alaska…

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Alaska Sea Grant teaches direct marketers at seafood summit

November 17, 2022

Alaska Sea Grant participated in the 2022 Local Seafood Summit last month, sponsored by the Local Catch Network and hosted in Girdwood, Alaska. The Local Catch Network is a community-of-practice…

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