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Pinto abalone underwater Seeking input from Alaskans concerned about abalone (12/17/2021) - Ashley Bolwerk contributed to this story Alaska has only one species of abalone, which goes by many names: Northern abalone, Pinto abalone, Gunxaa, and Gúlaa. Abalone are relatives of snails and limpets, and they eat kelp and other seaweeds. They are found in limited areas of Southeast Alaska’s outer coast, from Chichagof Island at the…
graphic with words "comments wanted" Public comments sought for Tribal Consultation Handbook (12/16/2021) - NOAA is updating its existing policies and guidance documents for consultation with federally recognized Indian tribes and Alaska Native Corporations, and best practices for engaging and incorporating Traditional Ecological Knowledge in decision-making. Two documents, the NOAA Tribal Consultation Handbook 2021 and the Traditional Knowledge in Decision Making are posted online and open for comments.  Alaska…
Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship logo and photos of 6 students Call for hosts and fellows: Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship (12/14/2021) - Alaska Sea Grant invites Alaska-based organizations to host 2022 Alaska Sea Grant State Fellows for one year starting next summer. We are also inviting graduate students to apply to the fellowship program. The Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship builds and strengthens Alaska’s future marine and coastal resource management workforce by encouraging enthusiastic, bright new professionals…
poster advertising 2021 Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit covers critical topics in fisheries business, safety, and resource management (12/13/2021) - Fishermen from around the state gathered online last week for the ninth Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit (AYFS). The goal of AYFS is to educate new commercial fishermen in the business, financial, and regulatory aspects of running a sustainable commercial fishing operation.  Usually held in person, the summit was offered online during the evenings and condensed…
Two people examing a fish NOAA Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowships (12/9/2021) - NOAA is recruiting candidates for the 2022 Coastal Management Fellowship and Digital Coast Fellowship programs. These two-year fellowships provide on-the-job education and training in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students, and provide project assistance to state coastal zone management agencies and other key NOAA partners. The fellowships start in August, and are available…
photo of Noelle Helder State Fellow spotlight: Noelle Helder (12/7/2021) - Jesse Gordon contributed to this story. This past summer, Noelle Helder was selected as an Alaska Sea Grant State Fellow and matched with the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. ACEP is a research group that uses applied research to address statewide energy challenges. Noelle is using her…
three people stand at a conference display booth Alaska Sea Grant attends Pacific Marine Expo (12/2/2021) - Alaska Sea Grant has been attending the Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle for at least four decades. This year, Alaska Sea Grant hosted a booth at the November 18–20 event to network and share information with people in marine industries across California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Pacific Marine Expo is an annual trade show that…
Beverly Bradley Beverly Bradley, Marine Advisory Program Coordinator, retiring (11/22/2021) - Beverly Bradley, Alaska Sea Grant’s Marine Advisory Program Coordinator, is retiring at the end of this month, after more than 35 years of service to the University of Alaska, and 22 years with the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program. Beverly began working for the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service in 1985. In 1999,…
Teresa Peterson Theresa Peterson to keynote Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit (11/18/2021) - Alaska Sea Grant will host the ninth Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit (AYFS) from December 6–9. Theresa Peterson will provide the keynote address. Peterson is an active subsistence and commercial fisherman and long-time resident of Kodiak. Her experience includes pot fishing, set netting, seining, drift netting, longlining, and jigging. She is the Fisheries Policy Director at…
Tav Ammu State Fellow spotlight: Tav Ammu (11/16/2021) - Jesse Gordon contributed to this story. Tav Ammu grew up commercial fishing in Dillingham. After completing a B.A. in English literature in 2007 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, he explored the world and a variety of professions. He taught English in France and Turkey, and volunteered with the Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan. He also…

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