The latest news from Alaska Sea Grant

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Fellow spotlight: Biz Wallace

October 5, 2023

For her Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship, Biz Wallace is working on the Alaska Clean Harbors Program. The voluntary statewide program helps harbormasters, communities and boaters prevent pollution and reduce waste. Wallace is focused on increasing harbor participation, developing a tiered certification system, and public outreach events and activities.

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Alaska Sea Grant is hiring graphic. Seafood Safety Specialist and Fisheries Workforce Specialist.

Wanted: seafood safety and fisheries workforce specialists

September 21, 2023

We invite enthusiastic and qualified individuals to apply to join our team at Alaska Sea Grant. We are hiring two new full-time term faculty (9 months guaranteed support) with the…

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Coastal Connections Camp expands to Seward

September 21, 2023

This summer, Alaska Sea Grant offered an educational camp for middle school-aged children in Southcentral Alaska focused on deepening an understanding and appreciation of the coastal environment. The Coastal Connections…

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Research fellow helps Kodiak address harmful algal blooms

September 19, 2023

Mekia Bushell is a post-baccalaureate research fellow working with the NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) Harmful Algal Bloom Forecasting Branch and is serving her appointment at the…

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New Alaska Sea Grant staff welcomed at the Anchorage office

September 18, 2023

Two new staff have joined Alaska Sea Grant and are based at the program’s office in downtown Anchorage. Trinda Huffman is Alaska Sea Grant’s new administrative assistant, joining the team…

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Fellow spotlight: Drew Porter

September 14, 2023

Drew Porter is an Alaska Sea Grant State Fellow working in collaboration with the Recruitment Energetics and Coastal Assessment (RECA) Program at NOAA Fisheries’ Alaska Fisheries Science Center. Porter started…

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Summer science camp connects Petersburg students to their environment

September 13, 2023

Nine middle school students recently participated in a week-long summer science camp in Petersburg focused on science-related activities and careers. The program was organized by the Alaska Sea Grant in…

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Graduate students, local leaders come together to address economic and social issues in Canadian Arctic

August 30, 2023

Five graduate students hailing from Arctic nations completed an intensive summer program in Canada, looking at ways to diversify economies in the North in order to build equity. Organized by…

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Community Engaged Internship spotlight: Joi Gross

August 22, 2023

Joi Gross, an environmental science undergraduate student at the University of Alaska Southeast, is working with Alaska Environment as part of Alaska Sea Grant’s Community Engaged Internship (CEI) program. Joi…

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New training program in Alaska helps seafood industry meet demand for ammonia refrigeration technicians

August 14, 2023

Although Alaska is located in the far—and often frigid—north, keeping its bountiful seafood the envy of the world requires refrigeration. While both ice and fish are abundant in Alaska, we…

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