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Raising awareness about algal toxins in the Bering Strait region

algal bloom

Health care professionals and the public attended a two-day workshop in Nome last July to learn about the growing threat from algal toxins. More than 40 people participated in the workshop, which was jointly sponsored by the Alaska Ocean Observing System, the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, NOAA, and Alaska Sea Grant. The first day of…

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Kodiak agent works with tribes to keep residents safe from PSP

Woman talking to group

Paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) is a significant concern in Alaska, where many residents harvest clams, mussels and other bivalves for food and recreation. PSP is of particular concern in the Kodiak region, where it is prevalent. Since 2012, Julie Matweyou, a Marine Advisory agent with Alaska Sea Grant, has been working with the communities of…

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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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