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Woman with blonde hair wearing sweater, darker rimmed glasses and dark winter hat standing on boat overlooking a mountain and a tide water glacier. Fellow Spotlight: Robin McKnight (12/2/2022) - Alaska Sea Grant State Fellow Robin McKnight is working this year with the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF). Her fellowship focuses on supporting shellfish and seaweed mariculture development, an area…
Looking down at a remote coast from a small plane Developing automated and improved coastline measurements so that western Alaskan communities can plan for change (11/28/2022) - Rapid warming is leading to accelerated coastal erosion and placing many Alaska communities at risk. Accurately forecasting future coastline changes is critical to communities so that they can mitigate and…
9 people seated around tables on a stage Facilitating candidate debates on Alaska fisheries issues (11/23/2022) - The 2022 Alaska Fishery Debates were held October 3–4, with Alaska Sea Grant support behind the scenes and on stage. This year’s debates drew participation by candidates vying to be…
man with hat New Bristol Bay Marine Advisory Program agent (11/21/2022) - Early this fall, Alaska Sea Grant welcomed a new extension agent to its ranks as Tav Ammu joined the program as the Marine Advisory Program agent for the Western Alaska…
Alaskan salmon in ice Alaska Sea Grant teaches direct marketers at seafood summit (11/17/2022) - Alaska Sea Grant participated in the 2022 Local Seafood Summit last month, sponsored by the Local Catch Network and hosted in Girdwood, Alaska. The Local Catch Network is a community-of-practice…
three people standing at a conference display booth Sea Grant at Pacific Marine Expo and redesigned FishBiz website (11/16/2022) - What do Alaska Sea Grant and the Space Needle have in common? Not much, really—but Alaska Sea Grant is headed to Seattle and will be at the Pacific Marine Expo!…
kelp growing on a line. Photo courtesy of Lexa Meyer Federal grant to boost Alaska’s mariculture industry (9/29/2022) - The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) recently committed $49 million to grow Alaska’s mariculture industry. The award is one of 21 nationally chosen from more than 500…
woman in stripped shirt smiling New program administrator joins Alaska Sea Grant (9/28/2022) - Julie Parshall is Alaska Sea Grant’s new program administrator, joining the management team and leading the business, administration and reporting aspects of our work. Julie is based at the University…
man with beard in suit standing in front of trees and on a green lawn Reflections on a Knauss Fellowship (9/28/2022) - Many Knauss alumni go on to successful careers in marine conservation, policy, and research. In fact, Alaska Sea Grant currently has several Knauss alumni among its ranks. Caleb Taylor was…
Woman holding and talking about seaweed to man and woman in rain gear on a sandy Southeastern Alaskan beach at low tide. Intern leads efforts to encourage respectful harvest practices (9/27/2022) - August marked the end of a summer-long Community Engaged Undergraduate Internship in Petersburg with intern Avery Herrman-Sakamoto and local Alaska Sea Grant agent Sunny Rice. The two worked together for…

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