Stories about Alaska Sea Grant from the media
News-Miner: UA partnership program with federal agency seeks to diversify marine workforce (9/21/2019) - A University of Alaska system partnership established this summer with NOAA aims to provide career opportunities to Alaska Native and rural Alaska students. The Partnership Education Program Alaska, or PEP Alaska, was developed by Alaska Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries.
SeafoodNews: Alaska Sea Grant releases new handbook on avoiding boatyard hazards (9/17/2019) - Citing a rate of injury and illness on ships and in boatyards is more than double those of construction and general industry, Alaska Sea Grant has released an online booklet aimed at making boatyards safer.
Global Ocean Acidification Research Starts at Local Level All Around the World (9/9/2019) - The Alaska Sea Grant program supports the research of University of Alaska Fairbanks assistant professor Amanda Kelley, a top researcher on ocean acidification’s effects in Alaska.
Chilkat Valley News: Local entrepreneur aims to start kelp farm (9/5/2019) - Demand for seaweed like kelp has grown over the past five decades, and mariculture produces more than 96 percent of the world’s supply of seaweed products, currently valued at $4-5 billion, according to a 2017 report from Alaska Sea Grant.
Cordova Times: CDFU scholarships send fledgling fishermen to college (8/24/2019) - An Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit $500 scholarship, established by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, will help send recipients to a three-day crash course in fisheries management.