State Fellow spotlight: Jamie Musbach

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Jesse Gordon contributed to this story The 2021–2022 cohort of Alaska Sea Grant State Fellows are wrapping up their fellowships this summer. This month we introduce you to Jamie Musbach, who has been working with NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service Protected Resources Division in Juneau. Jamie earned a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor…

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Alaska Sea Grant at ComFish

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Every year, Alaska Sea Grant participates in ComFish, Alaska’s largest and longest running commercial fisheries trade show. This year, fisheries specialist Gabe Dunham, marine advisory agent Sunny Rice and Alaska Sea Grant State Fellow Tav Ammu represented Alaska Sea Grant at the Kodiak event. Dunham and Rice shared preliminary findings of an assessment of training…

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Supervisor training for seafood processors

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Alaska Sea Grant and the Applied Business program at the UAF Community and Technical College are collaborating to offer leadership and supervisory skills training for workers in the seafood processing industry. The first workshops were hosted at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center in April. Nineteen participants attended the initial trainings, which covered the…

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Conference shares science in Western Alaska

Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum

The annual Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference (WAISC) was held last month, hosted by Alaska Sea Grant and the UAF Bristol Bay Campus. The 14th installment drew online participation from around the region and state, with 43 presentations across five sessions: Education in Rural Communities; Sustainable Energy; Climate, Environment and Influences on Society; Natural Sciences…

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State Fellow Spotlight — Kyle Neumann

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Jesse Gordon contributed to this story Kyle Neumann is an Alaska Sea Grant State Fellow with the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center Genetics Program in Juneau.  He is working to develop new technologies that will allow for autonomous collection of environmental DNA (eDNA) samples.  Kyle explained that the genetics lab is developing “eDNA sampling robots…

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Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference

Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum

Alaska Sea Grant and the UAF Bristol Bay Campus are hosting the 14th annual Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference (WAISC) April 21–22. Registration is now open and abstracts are being accepted for the online conference. WAISC focuses on scientific research and knowledge relevant to Western Alaska and brings together local and indigenous knowledge of economic,…

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Building diversity, equity and inclusion

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Alaska Sea Grant is committed to deepening understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion and how social justice intersects with our work. We continue to explore how to integrate DEI in all that we do, including learning, acknowledging and incorporating multiple ways of knowing into more aspects of our work.  Recently, our staff and faculty gathered…

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International seaweed processors visit Kodiak

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On October 29, a group of international seaweed processors visited Kodiak and the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center (KSMSC). The delegation stopped in Kodiak as part of a tour of coastal Alaska that included Ketchikan, Juneau, Cordova, and Dutch Harbor. The event was organized by Julie Decker and the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation. The…

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State Fellow Spotlight: Hannah Wilson

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Jesse Gordon contributed to this story. Hannah Wilson saw the Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship as an exciting opportunity to apply her academic background and dedication to place-based conservation in Alaska. “The Alaska Sea Grant fellowship sounded like exactly what I wanted to be doing. Specifically, facilitating collaboration between different marine and environmental entities to…

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