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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.

Funding Opportunities

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Upcoming Events, Classes, and Trainings

  1. Alaska Marine Policy Forum—November 2019

    November 20, 1:00 pm2:00 pm
  2. 2020 Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit

    January 21, 2020January 23, 2020
  3. Basic Seafood HACCP (Anchorage 2020)

    February 3, 2020February 4, 2020
  4. Better Process Control School 2020

    February 5, 2020February 7, 2020
  5. Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute, Spring 2020

    March 2, 2020March 6, 2020
  6. Basic Seafood HACCP (Juneau 2020)

    March 26, 2020March 27, 2020
  7. Basic Seafood HACCP (Kodiak 2020)

    April 23, 2020April 24, 2020
  8. Sanitation Control Procedures for Seafood Processors 2020

    May 15, 2020

Alaska Sea Grant News

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Kodiak workshop helps fishing community build resilience

November 7, 2019

More than 70 people gathered in Kodiak recently for a workshop to address how the island community can build resilience and adaptability in the face of climate change. The October 24–25, 2019 workshop focused on four topics identified by a local steering committee: fisheries futures, food security and subsistence, infrastructure and energy, and culture and…

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Seattle Times: Why are birds and seals starving in a Bering Sea full of fish?

November 3, 2019

Federal and university scientists, including Alaska Sea Grant’s Gay Sheffield, are trying to better understand why some birds and marine mammals have been unable to find enough food, and whether toxic algae blooms — increasing as the water warms — could have contributed or caused some of the die-offs.

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Research will help seaweed farming and traditional aquaculture

September 27, 2019

Alaska Sea Grant has received new federal funds to help develop aquaculture projects in Alaska and to work with partners on regional and national priorities. It’s part of a $16 million award from National Sea Grant that will fund 42 collaborative aquaculture projects across the country. Alaska Sea Grant and the Aleutians East Borough will partner on a project to launch a…

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New York Times publishes op-ed, co-authored by Gay Sheffield, on how sea ice loss imperils life in Alaska

September 25, 2019

The New York Times published a column by Vera Trainer, Rick Thoman and Gay Sheffield today about the dramatic extent of sea ice loss in Alaska and how it is affecting everything from plankton to whales and the residents who rely on marine resources for their wellbeing. Read the New York Times op-ed here. It…

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