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.

Thursday's Strait Science lecture is on Gyrfalcons and climate change. Strait Science is presented by @uafairbanks Northwest Campus and Alaska Sea Grant to promote understanding between Bering Strait citizens and the researchers who frequent the area.

We still have space in our Smoked Seafood School class! Register today! Oct 14–15, 1–5pm. $100 for both days.

NOAA supports Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution study on potential Harmful Algal Bloom threat in northwestern Alaska. Builds on work of AK HAB Network.


Our colleagues at @NOAAFisheries are sharing some delicious looking seafood taco recipes for #NationalSeafoodMonth. Check them out and maybe try a few this weekend! #SeafoodSwap

We still have a few spaces open for our popular Smoked Seafood School! $100 for two days of classes. 1-5pm Alaska Time.

Calling all graduate #students interested in the #ocean, #coastal, & #GreatLakes and in the national #policy decisions affecting them, the #Knauss Fellowship program is now accepting applications!

Learn more and find application resources at

Our colleagues at @IARPCCollab are hiring: 1. Indigenous Engagement and Communication Specialist and 2. Leadership Fellowship for Indigenous Peoples. Position descriptions here:

Announcing some changes to AYFS. Check back for more details:

The Alaska Ocean Acidification Network just launched a new podcast! Check out this 6-episode series:

September is #Nationalpreparednessmonth. Download Alaska Sea Grant's free handbook to help you prepare for disasters: #Beready

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Upcoming Events, Classes, and Trainings

  1. Seafood HACCP Segment 2 — November 2021

    November 5, 9:00 am4:00 pm AKDT
  2. 2021 Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit online

    December 6December 9
  3. Alaska Marine Policy Forum – December 2021

    December 15, 1:00 pm2:00 pm AKST

Alaska Sea Grant News

Student interns from Kake contribute to local climate change studies

October 25, 2021

Elizabeth Figus, PhD, contributed to this story. During the summer of 2021, two students from Kake participated in Alaska Sea Grant’s Community Engaged Internship (CEI). The internship is designed for undergraduate students from underrepresented and Indigenous communities, with the goal to engage students in place-based projects that respect and integrate local ways of knowing. Simon…

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State Fellow spotlight: Ashley Bolwerk

October 20, 2021

Jesse Gordon contributed to this story. Ashley Bolwerk describes her professional path as one that has “meandered between science and education.” After spending six years working for the Sitka Sound Science Center as education manager and contributing to various research projects, Bolwerk decided that she wanted to focus on a science-driven career. She hopes to…

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There are 90 harbors in Alaska. How clean is yours?

September 29, 2021

Tav Ammu, Alaska Sea Grant State Fellow, contributed to this story. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) and Alaska Sea Grant are asking Alaskan boaters, harbor users, and community members to participate in a survey aimed at improving pollution prevention in Alaska’s marine environment. Since 2010, the Alaska Clean Harbors program has sought to…

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New podcast explores solutions to warming ocean

September 29, 2021

Ocean acidification and ocean warming are growing concerns of coastal Alaskans and the seafood industry. As carbon dioxide levels rise in the atmosphere due to fossil fuel burning and deforestation, about one-third gets absorbed by the ocean, making it more acidic. The ocean also absorbs most of the excess heat resulting from greenhouse gas emissions,…

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