UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS

Enhancing the sustainable use and conservation of Alaska's marine and freshwater resources through research, outreach, and education

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.

Find out what we've been up to at Alaska Sea Grant. Read the latest edition of our quarterly #Fishlines newsletter. https://mailchi.mp/cbb67171d59e/announcement-1309290

Find out what we've been up to at Alaska Sea Grant. Read the latest edition of our quarterly newsletter. #Fishlines https://mailchi.mp/cbb67171d59e/announcement-1309290

Central Gulf of Alaska Marine Heatwave Watch.

Marine heatwave conditions in the central Gulf of Alaska in fall and early winter subsided with cooler temperatures through March 2020, warming up again through early June.
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#AlaskaFisheries #MarineHeatwave

On #WorldOceansDay we recommit ourselves to the important year-round work to support research, education, and conservation of the marine environment for the benefit of Alaskans and the nation. This video show one way we're studying the changing ocean https://alaskaseagrant.org/2019/08/26/new-video-focuses-on-alaskas-acidifying-oceans/

New @FAOfish paper by @CaSeaGrant and @AlaskaSeaGrant examines efforts to support seafood direct marketing in #Alaska and #California to shorten value chains and improve prices for #SmallScaleFishers. https://go.ucsd.edu/3h08PXt

#SSFguidelines
#SmallScaleFisheries
#SDGs
#SDG14

Alaska is working to develop a thriving mariculture industry to expand sustainable seafood for local markets and export. Alaska Sea Grant helped develop the road map, and we're investing in research to achieve that goal. Learn more from @NOAAFisheriesAK https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/alaskas-blue-economy-includes-both-mariculture-and-wild-caught-seafoods

Unalaska agent Melissa Good recently held a Facebook Live “Dockside Discovery” field trip for Grades 1–6, working with teachers and local TV, answering kids' questions posed remotely. People from around the US tuned in. Learn more & watch the video: https://alaskaseagrant.org/2020/05/26/unalaska-dockside-discovery-for-kids-reaches-national-audience/

Making sure Alaska's great seafood remains a healthy choice: we're conducting an online certified #HACCP training for Alaska processors by video conference on May 29. Participants need to sign up and complete a self-paced portion in advance. https://alaskaseagrant.org/event/seafood-haccp-segment-2-may-2020/

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National #SafeBoatingWeek is this week! Check out our page all week long for resources about how to stay safe while on the water, like this one from @ILINSeaGrant on safety tasks to complete before boating. #safeboating #SGSafetyFirst https://twitter.com/ILINSeaGrant/status/1261319437841567746

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant@ILINSeaGrant

Have you started boating yet? 🚤 Kick off the season with National #SafeBoatingWeek May 16-22, and check off these safety tasks before you go: https://bit.ly/before-you-boat

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Alaska Sea Grant News

Alaska Sea Grant efforts result in over $8.5 million in economic benefits to Alaska in 2019

June 29, 2020

Alaska Sea Grant projects and programs produced over $8.5 million in economic benefits to the state last year, as reported to National Sea Grant. These benefits were the result of our work in marine safety training, seafood safety classes, seafood technology programs, professional consultations, and other activities.  The creation and support of jobs and business…

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Alaska Seafood School moves online in response to COVID-19

June 29, 2020

In May, Alaska Sea Grant conducted its first ever fully-online Seafood Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification class. This class satisfies the training requirement of the US HACCP regulation, instituted in 1997 to make sure the seafood people purchase in stores or eat in restaurants is as safe as possible. Assuring seafood safety requires…

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Alaska fellowship program welcomes four new graduate students

June 22, 2020

NOAA AFSC has participated in the fellowship program as a host for several years. Alba will be the third fellow the agency has hosted since the program began. “The fellowship program has been a way for the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center to explore areas of research that it would not have been able to…

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Unalaska’s “Dockside Discovery” for kids reaches a national audience

May 26, 2020

The 10th annual Dockside Discovery was held recently in Unalaska at the Robert Storrs Small Boat Harbor. The event was coordinated by Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program agent Melissa Good for all elementary students from the Unalaska City School District. In past years, area students from grades 1–6 met at the harbor to ask questions…

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