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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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Cordova uses friendly competition to promote marine safety

The Prince William Sound fishing community of Cordova celebrated its 58th annual Cordova Iceworm Festival this winter, and as usual, Alaska Sea Grant was there to help. One of the festival’s main events is the survival suit race, where teams of four people run down a dock to where their suits are placed. They don…

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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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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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Torie Baker

Torie Baker Associate Program Leader and Agent, Cordova Bio page Torie retired from the University of Alaska in 2018. Torie Baker Focus Marine boating safety training in Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska Seafood processor and direct marketers support Commercial fishing business assistance Research collaboration and local outreach Expertise Commercial fishing, seafood marketing,…

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With the world’s most valuable wild salmon fishery under way, Alaska Sea Grant promotes marine safety at Bristol Bay Fish Expo

Alaska Sea Grant trade show table

The Bristol Bay sockeye fishery is the world’s most valuable wild salmon fishery. Harvesting, processing, and retailing Bristol Bay salmon has a multiplier effect of $1.5 billion annually in the United States. With the run typically peaking around July 4th, this is a busy time for local fishermen and the support industry and agencies who…

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