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.

From our colleagues @NOAAFisheriesAK - The declining body size of North Atlantic right whales may have critical consequences for the future of the species. New research shows that smaller females produce fewer calves. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/smaller-female-north-atlantic-right-whales-have-fewer-calves-declining-body-size-may

We're accepting applications for an associate director to lead our research and fellowship programs.

Work in Alaska with leading scientists and practitioners in outreach, research, and education.

For more information and to apply, visit https://careers.alaska.edu/en-us/job/519544/associate-director-alaska-sea-grant

Every day is #EarthDay at Alaska Sea Grant. Learn more about our #research, #education and #outreach to protect Alaska's coastal and marine resources: http://alaskaseagrant.org

AK commercial fishermen: we need your expertise! Take this quick survey to help us ID training and education needs of new commercial fishermen. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8RRB9DT

Sabrina Garcia from ADF&G will be giving our Strait Science talk on Thursday evening. http://www.nwc.uaf.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=79&Itemid=286

Alaska Sea Grant's Seafood Technology Specialist, Chris Sannito, contributed to this effort to find a safe way to prepare and preserve seal oil so Elders in nursing care could enjoy this traditional food. https://www.providermagazine.com/Topics/Special-Features/Pages/When-Culture-Impacts-Quality-Care.aspx

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Upcoming Events, Classes, and Trainings

  1. Seafood HACCP Segment 2 — June 2022

    June 3, 9:00 am4:00 pm AKDT
  2. Alaska Marine Policy Forum – June 2022

    June 15, 1:00 pm2:00 pm AKDT
  3. Alaska Marine Policy Forum – August 2022

    August 17, 1:00 pm2:00 pm AKDT
  4. Alaska Marine Policy Forum – October 2022

    October 19, 1:00 pm2:00 pm AKDT
  5. Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute, Fall 2022

    November 7November 11
  6. Alaska Marine Policy Forum – December 2022

    December 14, 1:00 pm2:00 pm AKST
  7. Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute, Spring 2023

    March 6, 2023March 10, 2023

Alaska Sea Grant News

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Seaweed processing and handling workshop provides workforce training

May 24, 2022

Seaweed farming is a major industry worldwide, and the United States imports more than 95%—19 million tons—of its edible seaweed. Alaska has an ideal environment for producing home-grown seaweed to meet a greater share of the domestic market and as a potential export to meet international demand. Interest in seaweed farming is growing in Alaska,…

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Supervisor training for seafood processors

May 23, 2022

Alaska Sea Grant and the Applied Business program at the UAF Community and Technical College are collaborating to offer leadership and supervisory skills training for workers in the seafood processing industry. The first workshops were hosted at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center in April. Nineteen participants attended the initial trainings, which covered the…

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Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum

Conference shares science in Western Alaska

May 20, 2022

The annual Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference (WAISC) was held last month, hosted by Alaska Sea Grant and the UAF Bristol Bay Campus. The 14th installment drew online participation from around the region and state, with 43 presentations across five sessions: Education in Rural Communities; Sustainable Energy; Climate, Environment and Influences on Society; Natural Sciences…

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Oyster Farm in Alaska

Alaska aquaculture permitting support bolsters new aquatic farm applications

May 18, 2022

Alaska’s burgeoning mariculture industry, which includes shellfish and seaweed farming, has substantial economic potential for coastal communities. The path to establish an aquatic farm is challenging, as prospective farmers are required to file multiple permits with four or more state and federal agencies. This confusing and time-consuming multi-agency permitting process was identified by the state’s…

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