UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS

Archive for 2017

Alaska Sea Grant wishes you a happy holiday season

Alaska Sea Grant staff and faculty would like to wish Alaskans and our colleagues around the country a happy holiday season. We continue to work hard every day serving the needs of coastal communities, fishermen, seafood processors, scientists, educators and all who rely on and enjoy Alaska’s marine environment.

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Future Alaska seafood leaders complete week of training

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Some of the biggest seafood processors operating in Alaska sent their top cadre of workers to the Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute in Kodiak this fall. The institute, called ASPLI, is one of the state’s leading training programs serving Alaska’s seafood industry, which employs nearly 57,000 workers. As the state’s largest manufacturing sector, seafood processors produced 2.7 billion pounds of Alaska products in Alaska in 2016, with a wholesale vaue of $4.2 billion, according to McDowell Group.

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Alaska Sea Grant helps prevent seafood fraud

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Quentin Fong, Alaska Sea Grant’s seafood marketing specialist, assisted federal efforts to crack down on seafood fraud. Scientists are developing a new method for matching protein to particular fish to prevent mislabeling, a problem that affects millions of consumers.

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UAF student Maggie Chan awarded marine policy fellowship in DC

Maggie Chan, graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will head to Washington, DC, next year as a Knauss Marine Policy Fellow. She is in a select group nominated by Sea Grant programs nationwide who will start their fellowships in February 2018, and continues the recent success of Knauss applicants from Alaska.

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