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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…
man adjusting equipment in a lab Research reveals water conditions increase copper toxicity for three Alaska salmon species (8/31/2022) - A major concern about mine development in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region and in many watersheds throughout Alaska is the potential for toxic waste to contaminate water and threaten world class…
mariculture buoys in a cove Webinar series: Access to capital for mariculture businesses (8/30/2022) - Alaska Sea Grant is hosting a series of free webinars sharing information about sources of capital for starting and expanding mariculture operations. Designed for mariculture farmers, nursery and hatchery operators,…
Photo composite of 2022-2023 Alaska Sea Grant State Fellows 2022–2023 Alaska Sea Grant State Fellows announced (8/25/2022) - Thirteen early-career scientists and professionals have been selected for the 2022–2023 class of Alaska Sea Grant State Fellows. The group comprises the largest fellowship cohort in the program’s history.  The…
a group of people poses in front of a rock Summer programs introduce Southeast Alaska youth to careers in science (8/23/2022) - Marine Advisory agent, Sunny Rice, introduced youth in Kake and Petersburg to science through two collaborative projects in August.  Kake wildlife experience In partnership with the Sustainable Southeast Partnership and…
woman with a red hat UAF student awarded 2022 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship (8/19/2022) - University of Alaska Fairbanks student Genoa Sullaway is one of eight graduate students announced as a 2022 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship recipient. The NMFS-Sea Grant Joint…
salmon fillets in a yellow plastic bin Leadership training program for seafood processors returns (8/16/2022) - Alaska Sea Grant is inviting applications for the Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute (ASPLI), a professional development program for rising leaders in the seafood processing business. The 80-hour training begins…

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