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New training program for aspiring fishing crew in Western Alaska

crew class student seated on floor, donning orange survival suit

Alaska’s commercial fishing industry employs more people than any other industry in the state. Yet fewer young people are entering the industry, and resources are scarce to help aspiring crew members succeed, a concern that Alaska Sea Grant has addressed with the development of a new “Crew Class” training program. The industry has traditionally relied…

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COVID-19 Economic Relief for Alaska’s Small Seafood Businesses

Seiner fishing boat in Valdez

Information from the Webinar PDF of presentation slides including resource links Video recording of the webinar (View on YouTube) COVID-19 Economic Relief: Guidance for Alaska Seafood Businesses (bulletin) The CARES Act was created to provide economic relief to those affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. In this webinar, we will cover provisions for small businesses through…

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West Coast trade show draws hundreds to ASG booth

Pacific Marine Expo, the largest commercial marine trade show on the West Coast, was a lot fun for us this year. We had the pleasure of meeting with nearly 400 attendees of the Seattle-based conference who stopped by our booth in the Alaska Hall to say hello, many of them commercial fishermen. Lots of people…

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Marine advisory agents promoted

Julie Matweyou and Gary Freitag of Alaska Sea Grant’s Marine Advisory Program received promotions this month. Matweyou, the marine advisory agent based in Kodiak, received tenure and is now associate professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, where Alaska Sea Grant and the Marine Advisory Program are housed. Matweyou…

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Why are salmon shrinking? UAF professor tackles the topic at Rainforest Festival

When you hear the word rainforest, people often associate it with something tropical. Residents of Southeast Alaska might think differently though, since they’re surrounded by the 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest, a temperate rainforest. In Petersburg, the gifts of Alaska’s coastal rainforest were celebrated this month in a festival organized in part by Sunny Rice, Alaska…

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Julie Matweyou

Julie Matweyou Marine Advisory Agent, Kodiak (907) 486-1514 Contact Julie Bio page Marine Advisory Program Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center 118 Trident Way Kodiak, AK 99615 Julie Matweyou Focus Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning, Harmful Algal Blooms, Marine Safety, Commercial Fishing, Recreational/Subsistence Fishing, Coastal Stewardship, Marine Literacy, and Regional Economic Development Experience Commercial fisherman: longline-sablefish, halibut,…

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