Posts by Sue Keller

Interactive map of Alaska commercial fisheries launched

Alaska’s commercial fisheries are vast and lucrative. With a dockside value of $1.7 billion in 2016, the industry employs more than 29,000 people. To help fishermen and others understand more about Alaska’s 180-plus commercial fisheries, Alaska Sea Grant has developed an interactive map. It features target species, gear, locations, seasons and more. Sunny Rice, Alaska…

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State of the art outboard engine trainer is ideal for mechanics

A boat on wheels—that’s how Gabe Dunham describes his new outboard motor training setup. Dunham, Alaska Sea Grant’s Marine Advisory agent in Dillingham, has been teaching an outboard repair and maintenance course for four years, often using older equipment in the classroom. “I built the unit using a brand-new engine, so people can learn using…

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