UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS

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.

Funding Opportunities

Explore ways to fund your work through Alaska Sea Grant, National Sea Grant, and NOAA

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Upcoming Events, Classes, and Trainings

  1. Better Process Control School

    February 6, 2019February 8, 2019
  2. 2019 Wakefield Fisheries Symposium

    May 7, 2019May 10, 2019
  3. 2020 Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit

    February 1, 2020February 3, 2020

Alaska Sea Grant News

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Unalaska uses teamwork and technology to save whales

November 13, 2018

Humpback whale sightings are becoming increasingly common in Unalaska, and so are whale entanglements. In late October 2018, Alaska Sea Grant’s Melissa Good helped coordinate efforts to successfully free a humpback that had been caught in commercial fishing gear. Good is the regional lead responder for the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Network. She said…

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Reflecting on the past year; planning for the next

November 8, 2018

We thank our advisory committee members who took time to convene with us in Anchorage this week. These statewide leaders share our passion for Alaska’s coastal communities, ocean and freshwater resources, applied scientific research, workforce development and marine education. We spent the time reviewing our work over the last year, identifying emerging issues that we…

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Symposium aims to bridge gaps between fishermen and scientists

October 30, 2018

Fishing and seafood-industry professionals will join academics at the 32nd Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium in Anchorage next spring. The symposium’s theme is “Cooperative Research — strategies for integrating industry perspectives and insights in fisheries science.” Attendees will explore effective strategies and approaches to integrate industry perspectives and insights in fisheries science. The symposium is scheduled…

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Marine advisory agents promoted

October 30, 2018

Julie Matweyou and Gary Freitag of Alaska Sea Grant’s Marine Advisory Program received promotions this month. Matweyou, the marine advisory agent based in Kodiak, received tenure and is now associate professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, where Alaska Sea Grant and the Marine Advisory Program are housed. Matweyou…

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