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New law supports training for young fishermen

Young fisherman practicing Mayday calls

The “Young Fishermen’s Development Act” was signed into law on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The goal of the act is to “preserve United States fishing heritage through a national program dedicated to training and assisting the next generation of commercial fishermen.” The bill received bipartisan support and was championed by Reps. Young (AK), Moulton (MA),…

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Alaska Sea Grant welcomes new communications leader

Anne Gore in a green parka, in the woods

Alaska Sea Grant welcomes Anne Gore as our new communications lead. She is based in Anchorage and will oversee Alaska Sea Grant’s communications efforts and media relations. Gore holds a bachelor’s degree in government and environmental studies from Dartmouth College and a master’s in natural resource policy and behavior from the University of Michigan’s School…

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Preparing fresh Alaska seafood: grilling oysters

oysters roasting on a campfire

Grilling is an easy way to enjoy fresh or frozen oysters at home. Oysters can be grilled whole in the shell, or shucked and grilled in the half-shell on a barbecue or campfire. For easy oyster prep, place whole oysters on the grill. Heat from the flame steams the oysters, and the shell will open…

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Shellfish and seaweed recipe series: Bull kelp salsa

Alaska Sea Grant Shellfish and Seaweed Growers Project

Alaska Sea Grant’s Alaska Shellfish and Seaweed Growers Project is launching a recipe series to celebrate National Seafood Month and highlight tasty dishes you can make at home from mariculture crops available in Alaska. In this first installment, learn how to make zesty seaweed and tomato salsa using fresh Alaskan bull kelp. Bull kelp is…

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New publication helps Alaska homeowners prepare for emergencies

Alaska Emergency and Disaster Homeowner's Handbook cover

Alaska Sea Grant released a new homeowners guide to help Alaskans prepare for natural disasters and extreme weather conditions around the state. The free book, Alaska Emergency and Disaster Homeowner’s Handbook, is available immediately for electronic download or can be ordered in print from the Alaska Sea Grant bookstore. Alaskans—whether in large or small communities…

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Ginny Eckert named director of Alaska Sea Grant

photo of Ginny Eckert

Dr. Ginny Eckert was appointed director of the Alaska Sea Grant Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks earlier this month. The announcement came from UAF Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Anupma Prakash, whose office now oversees the program. Based in Juneau, Eckert served in the roles of acting and interim director since summer 2019,…

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Alaska Sea Grant recruiting for program administrator and communication lead

Alaska Sea Grant: join our team

Alaska Sea Grant, part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is accepting applications for two full-time professional positions essential to the success of our work serving Alaskans through the conservation and sustainable use of Alaska’s coastal, watershed and marine resources. The Program Administrator will oversee development, management, analysis, reporting and administration of the Alaska Sea…

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

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

Alaska Sea Grant Alaska Seafood School

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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