Supervisor training for seafood processors

group processing fish

Alaska Sea Grant and the Applied Business program at the UAF Community and Technical College are collaborating to offer leadership and supervisory skills training for workers in the seafood processing industry. The first workshops were hosted at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center in April. Nineteen participants attended the initial trainings, which covered the…

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Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference focuses on climate change

WAISC logo on top of photo of man holding an instrument on shore

Alaska Sea Grant, together with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Bristol Bay Campus, hosted the 13th annual Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference (WAISC) on May 13 and 14. The conference brought together local and indigenous knowledge of subsistence-based communities and other scientific research relevant to Western Alaska. Normally convening in a Western Alaska community such…

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13th Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum

Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum

The 13th annual Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference (WAISC) aims to bring together local and indigenous knowledge of subsistence–based communities and other scientific research relevant to Western Alaska; including economic, ecological, social, and health issues important to rural communities. This year’s conference focuses on the future threats and opportunities in the face of a changing…

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New artwork in Dillingham showcases water as a source of life and culture

The Dillingham School District recently installed a mural called “Water is Our Way of Life.”  The mural highlights the important role water serves as a source of culture, food and recreation within the Bristol Bay community, where fishing is a key economic and cultural activity. Icicle Seafoods contributed $1,800 toward the mural’s creation. It was…

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Dillingham agent shares fish knowledge at Salmon Camp

Our Dillingham agent, Gabe Dunham, spent time with Bristol Bay area students this summer, teaching them about the human dimensions of fisheries. The students were participating in the annual Salmon Camp, sponsored by Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation. Located on the shores of Lake Aleknagik, the camp provides high school and middle school students the…

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Bristol Bay residents learn to advocate for fisheries issues

A course called “Fisheries and the Legislative Process” is teaching Alaskans from the Bristol Bay region how to be advocates in the state capital. Each January a group of Bristol Bay students of all ages travels to Juneau for a week, where they learn the lawmaking process and how decisions are made that affect their communities.

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Gabe Dunham

Gabe Dunham MAP Leader, Fisheries Specialist, Juneau (907) 796-5454 Contact Gabe Bio page Marine Advisory Program 17101 Point Lena Loop Road, Office 321 Juneau, AK 99801 Gabe Dunham Focus Commercial Fisheries Economic Development Resource Economics Social Capital Rural Energy Use Energy Efficiency Expertise Natural resource economics, business management, survey design and administration, commercial fishing, marine and automotive diesel,…

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Marine agent draws on experience to advise Alaskans

Terry Johnson has spent much of his life on boats and on the coast. The marine agent and University of Alaska Fairbanks professor has commercially fished, led marine life viewing tours, assisted fishermen, been a prolific writer and helped coastal residents adapt to climate change.

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