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Sea Grant updates direct marketing guide for fishermen (3/6/2018) - The Sea Grant programs in Alaska and Washington have released an updated edition of the popular “Fishermen’s Direct Marketing Manual.” The manual is a how-to guide and reference book for commercial fishermen who wish to bypass processors and wholesalers and sell their catch directly to brokers, restaurants and other buyers. As the business climate of…
Network will assist safe shellfish harvest in Alaska (1/31/2018) - A new network of experts from across the state will work to help Alaska communities better understand and mitigate the effects of harmful blooms of algae, including the toxins they produce and the potential health risks to humans and animals.
Alaska Sea Grant awards over $1 million for research (1/23/2018) - Alaska Sea Grant has selected six research projects for funding during 2018–2020, with the majority of the work getting underway next month. The researchers will receive $1.3 million to study a diverse range of topics intended to help Alaskans understand, conserve and sustainably use the state’s rich marine and coastal resources.
Deadlines approach for Sea Grant fellowships (12/8/2017) - Alaska Sea Grant is accepting applications for several fellowships for students or recent graduates.
Report identifies ways to rejuvenate Alaska’s commercial fishing fleet (12/5/2017) - A new report on Alaska’s aging fishing fleet and loss of access to commercial fisheries in rural communities recommends five steps to reverse these troubling trends.
Alaska mariculture projects receive federal funding (11/2/2017) - Alaska Sea Grant has received funding to help marine aquaculture businesses in the state find good locations, obtain geoduck seeds and avoid shutdowns after heavy rains.
Federal grant aims to stimulate Alaska seaweed farming (9/26/2017) - A half-million-dollar federal grant is headed to the University of Alaska Fairbanks for research in seaweed farming, a growing industry in Alaska.
Training institute grooms future seafood industry leaders (9/11/2017) - Seafood is big business in Alaska. To help boost the industry and its leadership careers, Alaska Sea Grant will offer a training program that starts in November. It’s called the Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute.
Two-page guide explains marine mammal salvage rules (8/30/2017) - It’s not uncommon for Alaskans strolling their state’s vast coastline to encounter a marine mammal, dead and washed up on shore. When a surprise encounter happens, questions often bubble up. A new guide sheet from Alaska Sea Grant provides answers. “Is it OK if I take a tusk? What about a tooth or a bone?”…
UAF student wins fellowship in nation’s capital (8/2/2017) - A University of Alaska Fairbanks graduate student has received a prestigious fellowship in Washington, D.C., starting next year.