Welcome to Alaska Sea Grant — supporting wise use and conservation of Alaska's seas and coasts through research, education, and extension.


Coastal wild food book back in stock

Now back in stock, Surviving on the Foods and Water from Alaska’s Southern Shores describes wilderness sources of nutritious foods useful in a survival situation or just for everyday consumption.

Alaska Sea Grant awards top student presenters at marine science symposium

Two student presenters at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium in Anchorage received awards from Alaska Sea Grant.

Alaska Marine Policy Forum

Alaska Sea Grant and the Alaska Ocean Observing System host a bimonthly one-hour conference call with Alaska participants interested in marine policy. The next call is May 21 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.

Alaska Sea Grant in the news


News Flash

AKCRRAB News Flash, April 2014: A grad student researcher identified genetically distinct blue king crab populations in Alaska—informatiokn that will be useful for fishery management and recovery efforts.


Fishlines, April 2014: Gabe Dunham has been hired as the Bristol Bay Marine Advisory agent and UAF assistant professor in Dillingham. Dunham's expertise is in socioeconomic aspects of fisheries management.

Charter Log

Charter bLog, December 20, 2013: Changes to the charter halibut industry, new Alaska Charter Association board, and a NOAA survey of saltwater recreational anglers.

From the Bookstore

Field Guide to Common Marine Fishes and Invertebrates of AlaskaField Guide to Common Marine Fishes and Invertebrates of Alaska

Back in stock! This waterproof book describes more than 400 marine species making it easy to identify common Alaska fish and invertebrates.

Responses of Arctic Marine Ecosystems to Climate ChangeResponses of Arctic Marine Ecosystems to Climate Change

This new proceedings volume focuses on understanding living marine resources in a changing Arctic, and managing human responses to changing arctic marine ecosystems. New chapters are released as they are peer-reviewed and completed. More coming soon!

More than 200 books and videos are available from the Alaska Sea Grant Bookstore.

Check out our new releases.

Meetings & Workshops

Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium 2014

April 22–26, 2014
Kodiak, Alaska

7th Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum (2014)

Science of a Cold Place in a Warming World
April 24–26, 2014
Kotzebue, Alaska

Fisheries Bycatch: Global Issues and Creative Solutions

29th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium
May 13–16, 2014
Anchorage, Alaska

Smoking Alaska Seafood for Fun and Profit

August 20–22, 2014
Kodiak, Alaska

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About Us



Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program agents and specialists offer assistance in areas such as seafood industry, marine safety, safe shellfish harvesting, marine mammal–fisheries interactions, and effects of climate change.


Marine Education Resources

Publications, marine mammal field guide pages, and other educational resources offered by Alaska Sea Grant.

COSEE Alaska

Regional center for ocean sciences education excellence, aimed at helping ocean scientists reach broad audiences with their research.

Alaska Seas and Rivers Curriculum

Standards-based marine/aquatic science units for grades K–8.

National Ocean Sciences Bowl—Alaska Region

An annual high school science competition.

Sea Grant Fellowships for Graduate Students

Fellowship opportunities in marine policy, fisheries, and more.

Program Management

Information on submitting reports, funding and fellowships, administrative documents, and more. Also see the National Sea Grant Program website and visit National Sea Grant on Facebook.