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Alaska Sea Grant News

Alaska Sea Grant says goodbye to longtime editor

June 18, 2018

After 35 years working for the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Sue Keller will retire on June 29. Since 1988 Keller has told Alaska Sea Grant’s story in newsletters and reports, and edited many publications that fill the Alaska Sea Grant bookstore.

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Study: Alaska fishermen suffer high rate of health problems

June 14, 2018

Alaska salmon fishermen have a significantly higher rate of health problems than the general population, according to a new study conducted by the University of Washington School of Public Health in partnership with Alaska Sea Grant. The health issues include noise-induced hearing loss, upper extremity disorders and fatigue possibly associated with sleep apnea.

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Alaskans report uptick in potential shark-related injuries

June 11, 2018

Something new is happening in the cold waters of northern and western Alaska. Unusual injuries such as bite marks and flipper amputations are showing up on seals in the Bering Strait, Chukchi Sea and Beaufort Sea regions. Ice-associated seals and Steller sea lions in particular appear to be in contact with a typically uncommon predator…

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Fishermen learn safety drills to head off disasters at sea

June 7, 2018

Commercial fishing is one of the most hazardous occupations in the United States with a fatality rate 29 times higher than the national average. To head off disasters for the 2018 commercial fishing season Julie Matweyou and Art Schultz trained 30 commercial fishermen to conduct marine safety drills in Kodiak last month.

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