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smiling young woman in lab holding shark fin An interview with Alaska Sea Grant-funded graduate student Ashley Rossin (1/28/2019)- The Alaska Ocean Acidification Network recently profiled Ashley Rossin on her research interests, her Alaska Sea Grant research project looking at the effects of ocean acidification on clams, and her advice for other young scientists interested in the field.
Cordova urges support for Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program (1/24/2019)- Cordova’s mayor is expressing strong support for the continued presence of an Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory agent in the Prince William Sound fishing community. Mayor Clay Koplin, in a column published this week in The Cordova Times, said the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program has had a presence in Cordova and the greater…
Man holding phone in lab, smiling Bristol Bay students learn lessons in state politics in Juneau (1/15/2019)- Alaska Sea Grant is helping lead  a group of Bristol Bay students in the state capital this week. Our Dillingham agent Gabe Dunham, together with University of Alaska Fairbanks emeritus professor Mike Davis, is teaching a seminar called “Fisheries and the Legislative Process.” The class is offered annually by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Bristol…
“Now I do a lot of delegating” (1/11/2019)- Sam Nothstine is an expediter at Kwik’pak Fisheries in Emmonak, a western Alaska village at the mouth of the Yukon River. His job involves seafood quality control, shipping, administration, safety and other aspects of the business. Nothstine stays busy in the winter working at an outdoor gear store in Anchorage. Originally from Emmonak, Nothstine loves…
Alaska Sea Grant seeks a part-time, student editorial assistant (12/19/2018)- We’re hiring! See details below for this editorial position in Anchorage.
Science talks go live on Facebook (12/19/2018)- (This is a guest column by Scott Pegau, research director, Oil Spill Recovery Institute) Since 1999, Alaska Sea Grant and the Prince William Sound Science Center have hosted a weekly lecture series in Cordova called “Tuesday Talks.” These winter talks feature speakers from government agencies, tribal groups, nonprofit organizations, and research institutes along with other…
Deadlines approach for Sea Grant fellowships (12/17/2018)- Several fellowship deadlines are coming up for graduate students or recent grads whose focus is marine science or policy The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship is accepting applications until Feb. 22, 2019. Since 1979, the Knauss Fellowship has placed early professionals in executive and legislative government offices in the Washington, D.C., area for a…
Longtime Cordova agent poised to leave (12/17/2018)- After 15 years with the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, our Cordova agent will be leaving us at month’s end. Torie Baker is resigning her post to turn her attention to family in the Lower 48. She’s not leaving Alaska permanently though. Baker says Cordova will remain her home. Over the years, Baker has…
young women smiling A Year on Capitol Hill (12/14/2018)- A Sea Grant Knauss fellow from Alaska recaps her time in D.C. As the 2018 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow from Alaska, Maggie Chan has been working for the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation in the U.S. House of Representatives. She handles a wide variety of issues, including Coast Guard, shipping, vessel…
closeup of a hand holding a live oyster Oyster farmers face challenges and opportunities in Alaska (12/13/2018)- Mariculture is an emerging industry in Alaska that Alaska Sea Grant is helping to promote. Last week some of our faculty and staff gathered in Cordova with shellfish farmers, oyster spat growers and a kelp farmer to share ideas and strategies. It was part of the Alaska Shellfish Growers Association’s annual conference. Experts on marketing…

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