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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Alaska Seaweed Handling and Processing Workshop

Kelp farmer pulling kelp into boat

This three-day hands-on workshop will cover the fundamentals of starting a commercial seaweed processing business, and will take place at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center in Kodiak, Alaska. The course is designed for individuals interested in or already working in the seafood processing, mariculture and food production industries. Participants will be responsible for…

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Kodiak hosts regional marine science symposium

Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium

Alaska Sea Grant recently wrapped up the fourth Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium. The multi-day symposium had taken place every three years since 2011, but was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. “We were determined not to let another year go by without this important regional event,” said event chair and local Marine Advisory…

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Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium 2021

Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium

Updated April 29: download the PDF Agenda/Schedule and Abstract Book. Updated April 18: see below for new listing of partnered activities for children and adults. Updated April 19: The poster presentations are now available to view. Registration Registration is free and open to the public. Register for KAMSS Poster presentations The poster presentations are available to preview…

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Alaska Sea Grant helps solve seal oil safety concerns

strips of seal fat in bucket

For many rural coastal communities in Alaska, seal oil is a mainstay of traditional diets. It is used as a dipping sauce and to flavor stews, and as an ingredient in traditional medicines.  To render seal oil, the blubber is cut into strips or chunks and placed in skin, plastic, or glass containers until the…

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Smoked Seafood School 2019

Note date change: October 17–18 This two-day workshop is for anyone interested in smoking and processing fish, including home fish-smoking enthusiasts, small smokehouse operators, fishermen interested in direct marketing their fish, and commercial operators. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the workshop. Lectures and hands-on activities led by seafood scientists at the Kodiak…

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Can mushrooms replace Styrofoam and keep the oceans cleaner?

A University of Alaska Anchorage researcher who hopes to curb ocean pollution thinks fungi might have a useful role to play. Philippe Amstislavski, an associate professor of public health at UAA, is experimenting with using mushrooms to create biodegradable insulation, shipping material and other environmentally friendly products. Alaska Sea Grant, a partnership between the National…

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New technology could boost surimi profits and cut waste

Tyre Lanier has spent four decades becoming an expert in surimi, or what some call “fake crab.” The North Carolina professor knows practically everything there is to know about surimi, a gelatinous fish product he jokingly calls the “hot dog of the sea.” In Alaska, surimi is no laughing matter. In 2016, seven onshore plants…

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Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium 2017

Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium

Hosted by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program with support from regional partners and contributors, KAMSS provides a forum for researchers to share findings within the research community and to the general public. The symposium offers opportunity for stakeholders to engage and understand how Kodiak’s marine environment and resources function, change, and affect our…

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