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.

Funding Opportunities

Explore ways to fund your work through Alaska Sea Grant, National Sea Grant, and NOAA

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Upcoming Events, Classes, and Trainings

  1. Basic Seafood HACCP – Anchorage

    September 27September 28
  2. Smoked Seafood School – Kodiak

    October 11October 12
  3. Introduction to Starting and Operating a Seafood Direct Marketing Business

    October 22November 5
  4. Seafood Processing Quality Control Training – Kodiak

    November 12November 16
  5. Better Process Control School

    February 6, 2019February 8, 2019
  6. 2019 Wakefield Fisheries Symposium

    May 7, 2019May 10, 2019
  7. 2020 Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit

    February 1, 2020February 3, 2020

Alaska Sea Grant News

New artwork in Dillingham showcases water as a source of life and culture

September 24, 2018

The Dillingham School District recently installed a mural called “Water is Our Way of Life.”  The mural highlights the important role water serves as a source of culture, food and recreation within the Bristol Bay community, where fishing is a key economic and cultural activity. Icicle Seafoods contributed $1,800 toward the mural’s creation. It was…

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Popular online direct marketing class returning this fall

September 24, 2018

The popular class, Introduction to Starting and Operating a Seafood Direct Marketing Business, taught via distance delivery is being offered again by Alaska Sea Grant over two weeks in October and November 2018. The course, designed for fishermen who may have no previous experience in direct marketing their catch, teaches the development and management of a…

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Why are salmon shrinking? UAF professor tackles the topic at Rainforest Festival

September 13, 2018

When you hear the word rainforest, people often associate it with something tropical. Residents of Southeast Alaska might think differently though, since they’re surrounded by the 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest, a temperate rainforest. In Petersburg, the gifts of Alaska’s coastal rainforest were celebrated this month in a festival organized in part by Sunny Rice, Alaska…

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Clams and climate change — new Alaska study examines the connections

September 13, 2018

SEWARD, Alaska — July fourth in Seward is known for its fireworks, festivities and the grueling Mt. Marathon race that draws elite athletes from around the world. But for a University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) graduate student, the holiday took on a whole different meaning this year. “It was the first time I was able…

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