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New funding expands harmful algal bloom research in Kodiak waters

November 27, 2023

The Kodiak region of Alaska has had a long-standing problem with paralytic shellfish poisoning, the dominant harmful algal bloom (HAB) concern in Alaska. A new five-year research partnership led by…

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Community Engaged Internship spotlight: Avery Herrman-Sakamoto

November 17, 2023

Over the past two summers, Avery Herrman-Sakamoto has been helping to educate adults and youth in Petersburg, Alaska, using local and traditional knowledge along with Western scientific information. Herrman-Sakamoto’s work…

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New deputy director joins Alaska Sea Grant

November 12, 2023

Alaska Sea Grant welcomes Brooke Carney as deputy director. Based out of the program’s Anchorage office, this new position adds leadership capacity and expertise to expand diversity, equity, inclusion, justice…

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Fellow spotlight: Kelly Drummond

November 9, 2023

Kelly Drummond is spending her year in the Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship program working with the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) on projects focused on growing the mariculture industry…

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Young fishermen event coming to Anchorage

November 7, 2023

Sponsored by Alaska Sea Grant, the tenth Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit (AYFS) provides a broad range of business and policy training specific to owning and operating a commercial fishing business…

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Alaska Sea Grant adds maritime-focused CPR and first aid training

November 6, 2023

Alaska Sea Grant has added first aid for mariners and CPR training to its portfolio of services provided to coastal Alaskans. Earlier this year, two Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory…

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Alaska and Greenland collaborate on sustainable fisheries

October 25, 2023

This summer, Alaska Sea Grant participated in exchange visits with Greenland partners through the U.S. State Department’s Arctic Education Alliance. The two trips were part of a growing collaboration between…

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National Sea Grant awards funding for training new Alaska fishermen

October 23, 2023

Alaska Sea Grant and partners were recently awarded over $240,000 from NOAA Sea Grant for a project to train and support new commercial fishermen in Alaska. The two-year project AK…

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Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium coming to Sitka April 16–18, 2024

October 20, 2023

Fishery managers, researchers, and seafood-industry professionals are invited to mark their calendars for the 33rd Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium to be held in Sitka next spring.  The theme for the…

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Alaska students selected for national marine policy fellowship

October 11, 2023

Two Alaska students have been selected for the 2024 Sea Grant  Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program, one of the most prestigious marine policy fellowships in the country. Kit Cunningham and…

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