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Posts by Dave Partee

KDLG Radio: City council weighs options as rapid erosion threatens Dillingham sewer

Erosion is eating away the coastline by Dillingham’s sewage lagoon. The city council held a meeting with contract engineers to discuss options for the lagoon before it’s too late. Alaska Sea Grant’s Gabe Dunham has studied the coastline by the lagoon since 2016. In a project with Alaska Sea Grant, Dunham and three other scientists installed three transects, including a camera, to measure how much land is being lost.

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Cordova Times: Federal grant will aid Sitka Tribe toxin research

A collaborative project with the University of Washington Tacoma, NCCOS, the University of Alaska and Alaska Sea Grant aims to develop two lab-based quantitative molecular methods for detection and counting of Alexandrium catenella resting cysts in sediment from the Gulf of Maine, Washington (Puget Sound), and Alaska (Kodiak and Kachemak Bay). The project will develop a target-specific DNA probe for a fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) assay.

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NYT Opinion: Where the sea ice recedes, so does an Alaska way of life

With climate change, animals that sustain Native hunters are disappearing, and harmful algae are contaminating waters. This opinion article was written by Gay Sheffield, Alaska Sea Grant marine advisory agent, Vera Trainer, president of the International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae, and Rick Thoman, climate expert at the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy.

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Popular online direct marketing class returning this fall

The popular class, Introduction to Starting and Operating a Seafood Direct Marketing Business, taught via distance delivery is being offered again by Alaska Sea Grant over two weeks in October and November 2018. The course, designed for fishermen who may have no previous experience in direct marketing their catch, teaches the development and management of a…

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With the world’s most valuable wild salmon fishery under way, Alaska Sea Grant promotes marine safety at Bristol Bay Fish Expo

Alaska Sea Grant trade show table

The Bristol Bay sockeye fishery is the world’s most valuable wild salmon fishery. Harvesting, processing, and retailing Bristol Bay salmon has a multiplier effect of $1.5 billion annually in the United States. With the run typically peaking around July 4th, this is a busy time for local fishermen and the support industry and agencies who…

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