dead fin whale

Fin whales discovered dead near Kodiak Island

At least nine dead fin whales have been found in the waters from Kodiak to Unimak Pass.

Erin Shew

UAF student is awarded marine policy fellowship in D.C.

Erin Shew, a graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, has been awarded a Sea Grant fellowship to learn about federal marine policy.

Gulf of Alaska coastal travel

Gulf of Alaska mariners have new coastal guide

A new online boater’s travel guide written by Terry Johnson describes the eastern and central Gulf of Alaska, from west of Glacier Bay to Seward.

2015 Alaska Sea Grant publications catalog

New 2015–2016 publications catalog

If you would like a free copy of our latest printed publications catalog, please email our bookstore or call toll-free 888-789-0090.

Marine Mammals and Turtles of the U.S. Pacific

Guide to Marine Mammals and Turtles of the U.S. Pacific

It's here! We are excited to announce the arrival of the long-awaited field guide to marine mammals and sea turtles of Hawaii, California, Oregon, and Washington.

Upcoming events
Workshops • Meetings • Classes

Smoked Seafood School

Oct 7–9, 2015
Kodiak, Alaska

Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute

A training program for future leaders in the seafood industry
Nov 9–13, 2015
Kodiak, Alaska

Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit VI (2016)

Jan 27–29, 2016
Juneau, Alaska

HACCP – Anchorage

Feb 8–9, 2016
Anchorage, Alaska

Better Process Control School

Feb 10–12, 2016
Anchorage, Alaska

More workshops, meetings, and classes


fishing boat, by Deborah MercyLooking for a job in Alaska's fisheries, seafood, or maritime industries? Visit our Alaska Marine Jobs board on the web or follow @AKMarineJobs on Twitter for jobs, fellowships and internships.

releasing a hook from a halibutEvery Halibut Counts: About half of the halibut caught by Alaska anglers are released, due either to regulation or fisherman preference. A small percentage of released halibut succumb to injury or stress. Anglers can reduce the mortality of these fish by following a few simple practices.

changing climateAlaska's changing climate is altering our coastal landscape. With thoughtful planning we can minimize impacts to our communities, businesses and lifestyles, and in some cases we may find ways to benefit from the changes.

fuel pumpsSaving money on boat fuel can be as easy as simply slowing down or as complicated as replacing a boat engine. Our resources for vessel fuel efficiency offer tips, publications, articles and more.

community-based monitoringCommunity-based monitoring in Alaska is widespread and growing. Alaska Sea Grant and AOOS have teamed up on an Alaska Community-Based Monitoring website to provide information, guidance and resources to CBM programs.

Alaska Sea Grant and the Alaska Ocean Observing System host a bimonthly one-hour Alaska Marine Policy Forum conference call with Alaska participants interested in marine policy. The next call is July 22 at 1 pm Alaska Time. Join us to hear the latest about marine funding, legislation, and state and federal policy. Visit the AOOS website for contact information and notes from previous calls.

placeholderThe Smoking Alaska Seafood for Fun and Profit workshop in Kodiak 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. The next workshop is August 25–27.

Alaska Sea Grant Newsletters

AKCRRAB News Flash

student near coastline

June 2015 UAF grad student Courtney Lyons successfully defends PhD thesis on fishing community sustainability and king crab in the Pribilof Islands.


student Erin Shew

June 2015 UAF graduate student Erin Shew, selected as a Sea Grant Knauss Fellow, will spend a year in Washington DC working in marine policy.

Charter bLog

a charter boat

July 2014 The summer issue of Charter bLog tackles halibut release issues, bycatch limits, PFD labeling, passenger injury prevention, and more.