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.

Alaska is working to develop a thriving mariculture industry to expand sustainable seafood for local markets and export. Alaska Sea Grant helped develop the road map, and we're investing in research to achieve that goal. Learn more from @NOAAFisheriesAK https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/alaskas-blue-economy-includes-both-mariculture-and-wild-caught-seafoods

Unalaska agent Melissa Good recently held a Facebook Live “Dockside Discovery” field trip for Grades 1–6, working with teachers and local TV, answering kids' questions posed remotely. People from around the US tuned in. Learn more & watch the video: https://alaskaseagrant.org/2020/05/26/unalaska-dockside-discovery-for-kids-reaches-national-audience/

Making sure Alaska's great seafood remains a healthy choice: we're conducting an online certified #HACCP training for Alaska processors by video conference on May 29. Participants need to sign up and complete a self-paced portion in advance. https://alaskaseagrant.org/event/seafood-haccp-segment-2-may-2020/

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National #SafeBoatingWeek is this week! Check out our page all week long for resources about how to stay safe while on the water, like this one from @ILINSeaGrant on safety tasks to complete before boating. #safeboating #SGSafetyFirst https://twitter.com/ILINSeaGrant/status/1261319437841567746

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Have you started boating yet? 🚤 Kick off the season with National #SafeBoatingWeek May 16-22, and check off these safety tasks before you go: https://bit.ly/before-you-boat

Our Alaska Seafood School is now approved to offer certified seafood #HACCP training to Alaska seafood processors by video conference. Our first training is May 29th; participants will complete a self-paced portion in advance. https://alaskaseagrant.org/event/seafood-haccp-segment-2-may-2020/

It's official! Normally in-person, our Alaska Seafood School is approved to offer certified seafood #HACCP training to Alaska seafood processors by video conference. Our first training is May 29th; students will complete a self-paced portion in advance. https://alaskaseagrant.org/event/seafood-haccp-segment-2-may-2020/

The Kathryn and John Doyle Scholarship will accept applications from grad students until May 21, 2020. This scholarship supports female students pursuing a degree in science and attending the @uafairbanks. Learn more about this scholarship now. @UAFcfos https://alaskacf.org/blog/scholarships/doyle/

Grad students: @GeorgiaSeaGrant is the latest Sea Grant program to institute a state fellowship program. It's a great transition into a successful career for those interested in coastal/marine policy and management. Spread the word! https://gacoast.uga.edu/state-fellowship/

The COVID-19 Economic Relief for Alaska’s Small Seafood Businesses slides and links given during today's webinar are now available. If you missed this event, the recording is coming soon. Have a safe and healthy weekend! https://alaskaseagrant.org/event/covid-19-economic-relief-for-alaskas-small-seafood-businesses/

Health Mandate 017 standardizes protective measures all independent commercial fishing vessels operating within Alaska waters and ports must follow to ensure a safe, productive fishing season while protecting communities from the spread of #COVID19

http://covid19.alaska.gov/health-mandates/

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Unalaska’s “Dockside Discovery” for kids reaches a national audience

May 26, 2020

The 10th annual Dockside Discovery was held recently in Unalaska at the Robert Storrs Small Boat Harbor. The event was coordinated by Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program agent Melissa Good for all elementary students from the Unalaska City School District. In past years, area students from grades 1–6 met at the harbor to ask questions…

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Alaska Sea Grant survey reveals challenges to mariculture industry caused by COVID-19 pandemic

May 4, 2020

Alaska Sea Grant recently surveyed the Alaska mariculture industry to shed light on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and response on their businesses in February and March. Survey respondents reported that revenue was down, with 43 percent reporting losses of more than half of their revenue. More than a third had laid off employees. …

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New training program for aspiring fishing crew in Western Alaska

April 30, 2020

Alaska’s commercial fishing industry employs more people than any other industry in the state. Yet fewer young people are entering the industry, and resources are scarce to help aspiring crew members succeed, a concern that Alaska Sea Grant has addressed with the development of a new “Crew Class” training program. The industry has traditionally relied…

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AYFS 2020 participants in Juneau

Young fishermen learn the business and management side of commercial fishing operations

April 23, 2020

Fifty fishermen from around the state gathered in Juneau in January for the eighth Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit (AYFS) for three days of training, networking and interacting with the Alaska State Legislature. Participants of the Alaska Sea Grant event were self-selected or sponsored by their fishing organization, skipper or CDQ group and came from Atka,…

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