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Man with medical mask, Alaska Sea Grant logo and text COVID-19 webinar COVID-19 safety webinar for commercial fishing operations and seafood processors (3/26/2021) - As Alaska gears up for another fishing season in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Alaska Sea Grant is ready to assist seafood processors and commercial fishing operations with accessing and understanding current safety operations guidance and mandates. On April 28 from 12–2pm, Alaska Sea Grant will host a webinar “Federal and State guidance…
Alaska Shellfish and Seaweed Festival New Alaska Shellfish and Seaweed Festival in May (3/26/2021) - Alaska Sea Grant is holding the first Alaska Shellfish and Seaweed Festival from May 17–20, hosted online with specials and promotions in several coastal communities around the state. Join us each evening for informative presentations, videos, and demonstrations all about oysters and seaweed in Alaska. Leading up to the event and during the week of…
Closeup of Pacific walrus Improving sea ice forecasts for safer subsistence harvests (3/25/2021) - Alaska Native people have lived along the coasts of the Chukchi and Bering seas in northwest Alaska for thousands of years. The rich bounty of the ocean, including marine mammals, fish and birds, has sustained these communities, not only feeding them, but also shaping their traditions, culture, identity and health. The Pacific walrus is an…
Alaska Sea Grant employees and 'join our team, now hiring education specialist' Now hiring: Education Specialist (3/18/2021) - Alaska Sea Grant is recruiting for an Education Specialist. This is a 9-month full-time, term University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) faculty position to be based in an Alaska rural coastal community such as, but not limited to, Bethel, Dillingham, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Kotzebue, Nome, or Valdez. The education specialist will create, deliver, and assess educational materials…
strips of seal fat in bucket Alaska Sea Grant helps solve seal oil safety concerns (3/9/2021) - For many rural coastal communities in Alaska, seal oil is a mainstay of traditional diets. It is used as a dipping sauce and to flavor stews, and as an ingredient in traditional medicines.  To render seal oil, the blubber is cut into strips or chunks and placed in skin, plastic, or glass containers until the…
fishing boats on the water with mountains in the distance Alaska Sea Grant receives $450,000 donation from Northwest Farm Credit Services (2/8/2021) - Alaska Sea Grant at the University of Alaska Fairbanks received a $450,000 donation from Northwest Farm Credit Services (NWFCS) to fund several programs that support Alaska’s commercial seafood harvesters, pillars of the state’s economy.
Young fisherman practicing Mayday calls New law supports training for young fishermen (1/8/2021) - The “Young Fishermen’s Development Act” was signed into law on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The goal of the act is to “preserve United States fishing heritage through a national program dedicated to training and assisting the next generation of commercial fishermen.” The bill received bipartisan support and was championed by Reps. Young (AK), Moulton (MA),…
Three women on the shore looking through binoculars Alaska Sea Grant accepting state and national fellowship applications (12/16/2020) - Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Alaska Sea Grant is soliciting applications for the 2021 Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Program. The program provides a unique educational opportunity for graduate students who are interested in science or policy that affects Alaska’s marine and coastal resources.  The 12-month paid state fellowship program matches highly motivated and qualified…
Fifty years of Alaska Sea Grant (12/16/2020) - 2020 marks Alaska Sea Grant’s 50th year. Over the last five decades, the program’s research, education, and outreach activities have had countless positive impacts on Alaska’s coastal communities, ecosystems, and economies. Alaska Sea Grant’s initial research in 1970 included studies of pinnipeds of the Bering and Chukchi Seas, and the uses of seafood waste. Since then,…
Anne Gore in a green parka, in the woods Alaska Sea Grant welcomes new communications leader (12/15/2020) - Alaska Sea Grant welcomes Anne Gore as our new communications lead. She is based in Anchorage and will oversee Alaska Sea Grant’s communications efforts and media relations. Gore holds a bachelor’s degree in government and environmental studies from Dartmouth College and a master’s in natural resource policy and behavior from the University of Michigan’s School…

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