Posts by Anne Gore

Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit covers critical topics in fisheries business, safety, and resource management

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Fishermen from around the state gathered online last week for the ninth Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit (AYFS). The goal of AYFS is to educate new commercial fishermen in the business, financial, and regulatory aspects of running a sustainable commercial fishing operation.  Usually held in person, the summit was offered online during the evenings and condensed…

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NOAA Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowships

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NOAA is recruiting candidates for the 2022 Coastal Management Fellowship and Digital Coast Fellowship programs. These two-year fellowships provide on-the-job education and training in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students, and provide project assistance to state coastal zone management agencies and other key NOAA partners. The fellowships start in August, and are available…

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Alaska Sea Grant attends Pacific Marine Expo

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Alaska Sea Grant has been attending the Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle for at least four decades. This year, Alaska Sea Grant hosted a booth at the November 18–20 event to network and share information with people in marine industries across California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Pacific Marine Expo is an annual trade show that…

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Beverly Bradley, Marine Advisory Program Coordinator, retiring

Beverly Bradley

Beverly Bradley, Alaska Sea Grant’s Marine Advisory Program Coordinator, is retiring at the end of this month, after more than 35 years of service to the University of Alaska, and 22 years with the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program. Beverly began working for the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service in 1985. In 1999,…

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Theresa Peterson to keynote Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit

Teresa Peterson

Alaska Sea Grant will host the ninth Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit (AYFS) from December 6–9. Theresa Peterson will provide the keynote address. Peterson is an active subsistence and commercial fisherman and long-time resident of Kodiak. Her experience includes pot fishing, set netting, seining, drift netting, longlining, and jigging. She is the Fisheries Policy Director at…

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New podcast explores solutions to warming ocean

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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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Remembering Judy McDonald

Judy McDonald with a king crab in the lab.

A long time University of Alaska Fairbanks employee and contributor to marine science and education, Judy McDonald, has died.  Judy worked at the UAF Seward Marine Center with her husband, Dr. A.J. Paul, a biological oceanographer. The couple collaborated on researching commercially important Alaskan fishes and invertebrates, and their work led to better understanding and…

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Cause of seabird die-offs still unknown

Dead bird on beach.

For the fifth year in a row, Gay Sheffield has been investigating unusual seabird deaths in Western Alaska in collaboration with Bering Strait residents, Kawerak Inc., the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and others. Sheffield is a marine mammal biologist and Alaska Sea Grant’s Marine Advisory Program agent in Nome. Part of her work involves…

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Rainforest Festival promotes environmental literacy and stewardship

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Each year in September, the town of Petersburg hosts a Rainforest Festival celebrating the beauty and bounty of Southeast Alaska’s temperate coastal rainforest. The Rainforest Festival is a non-profit event bringing participants closer to the natural world through arts and educational activities. This was the 14th year for the multi-day event, which features live music,…

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Marine Advisory Program’s Gabe Dunham taking statewide role

Gabe Dunham, smiling

A few changes are taking place within Alaska Sea Grant’s Marine Advisory Program (MAP). Gabe Dunham, the MAP agent in Dillingham, will shift his focus from regional to statewide and is moving to Juneau. Alaska Sea Grant is recruiting a new Dillingham MAP agent to fill the vacancy Dunham will leave in Bristol Bay. As…

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