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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…
Pulling kelp into boat New Alaska aquaculture permitting portal and guidance document (11/9/2021) - Current and prospective aquatic farmers in Alaska have a valuable new resource to guide them through submitting, amending, renewing or transferring an aquatic farm application. NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region and Alaska Sea Grant have launched a web portal and printable manual to assist applicants with the aquatic farm leasing and permitting process. The complex multi-agency…
Applications open for Knauss Fellowship (10/28/2021) - The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship is a competitive paid professional opportunity for graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources, and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. Alaska Sea Grant nominates graduate students from Alaska schools who are interested in the fellowship. Named after a Sea…
UA Giving Day logo Support Alaska Sea Grant on Giving Day (10/28/2021) - The second annual UA Giving Day takes place over 49 hours from November 9–10. Show your support for the University of Alaska by participating in this statewide campaign and making a gift to Alaska Sea Grant. Alaska Sea Grant projects enhance and sustain Alaska’s healthy coastal resources, strong economies and vibrant communities through applied research,…
Student interns from Kake contribute to local climate change studies (10/25/2021) - Elizabeth Figus, PhD, contributed to this story. During the summer of 2021, two students from Kake participated in Alaska Sea Grant’s Community Engaged Internship (CEI). The internship is designed for undergraduate students from underrepresented and Indigenous communities, with the goal to engage students in place-based projects that respect and integrate local ways of knowing. Simon…
photo of Ashley Bolwerk State Fellow spotlight: Ashley Bolwerk (10/20/2021) - Jesse Gordon contributed to this story. Ashley Bolwerk describes her professional path as one that has “meandered between science and education.” After spending six years working for the Sitka Sound Science Center as education manager and contributing to various research projects, Bolwerk decided that she wanted to focus on a science-driven career. She hopes to…
Boats docked in harbor in Seward, Alaska. There are 90 harbors in Alaska. How clean is yours? (9/29/2021) - Tav Ammu, Alaska Sea Grant State Fellow, contributed to this story. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) and Alaska Sea Grant are asking Alaskan boaters, harbor users, and community members to participate in a survey aimed at improving pollution prevention in Alaska’s marine environment. Since 2010, the Alaska Clean Harbors program has sought to…
logo showing crab holding headphones New podcast explores solutions to warming ocean (9/29/2021) - Ocean acidification and ocean warming are growing concerns of coastal Alaskans and the seafood industry. As carbon dioxide levels rise in the atmosphere due to fossil fuel burning and deforestation, about one-third gets absorbed by the ocean, making it more acidic. The ocean also absorbs most of the excess heat resulting from greenhouse gas emissions,…

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