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Fellow spotlight: James Currie

August 9, 2023

James Currie is an Alaska Sea Grant State Fellow working with NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Alaska Region Aquaculture Program in Juneau. James works with Alicia Bishop, the aquaculture…

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Alaskans can help identify invasive crab species

August 1, 2023

A new crab species was spotted in Alaska for the first time last year, and it has the potential to disrupt native species and ecosystems. Alaska Sea Grant is asking Alaskans to help monitor the invasive European green crab on local beaches.

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Alaska participates in Indigenous aquaculture gathering

July 27, 2023

In June, members of the Indigenous Aquaculture Collaborative Network, including citizens from Alaska Native tribes, traveled to Washington state to participate in the 2023 Salish Summit. The Swinomish Indian Tribal…

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Manager and supervisor lead training for seafood processors in Bristol Bay

July 24, 2023

Alaska Sea Grant brought its training program teaching supervisory skills to workers in the seafood processing industry to the Bristol Bay region for the first time in June. The course,…

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Alaskans trained on seaweed handling and processing

July 17, 2023

To help Alaska businesses access the market potential of edible seaweed, Alaska Sea Grant led the second Seaweed Handling and Processing Workshop this spring at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine…

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New class of Alaska Sea Grant State Fellows starts work this summer

July 11, 2023

Fourteen early-career scientists and professionals were selected for the 2023–2024 Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship. These Fellows will start this summer, working around the state in support of Alaska’s coastal…

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Fellow spotlight: Karen Grosskreutz

July 3, 2023

Karen Grosskreutz is an Alaska Sea Grant State Fellow working with the cross-Pacific Indigenous Aquaculture Collaborative Network (IAC). Grosskreutz is helping support Indigenous knowledge-holders and culture-bearers to connect with members…

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Workshop addresses climate-induced human migration

June 20, 2023

Alaska Sea Grant hosted the workshop People on the Move in a Changing Climate in Anchorage, bringing together experts and stakeholders to discuss research needs, socioeconomic consequences, and building resilience…

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Alaska Knauss Fellow works with NOAA to protect marine animals and habitats

June 19, 2023

Each year, the National Sea Grant Program matches highly qualified graduate students with hosts in the legislative or executive branches of government in Washington, D.C., for the prestigious Knauss Fellowship.…

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Connecting research to the Fairbanks community at campus event

June 18, 2023

In May, Alaska Sea Grant participated in the annual Arctic Research Open House at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Troth Yeddha’ campus. The public was invited to explore the…

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