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


"Every Halibut Counts" program aims to reduce injury to released fish

Charter boat crew and sport fishermen are exploring new methods of handling halibut to increase survivability when they are released back into the ocean.

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

Thomas Farrugia, a graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will spend a year learning how the federal government makes national marine policy and manages marine resources.

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 November 12 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 Marine Jobs

Alaska jobs, fellowships, and internships in fisheries, seafood, and maritime industries.


News Flash

AKCRRAB News Flash, September 2014: Community-supported research team finds abundant larvae of wild blue king crab off Pribilof Islands, as well as ideal habitat where larvae could settle and become juveniles.


Fishlines, September 2014: The Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit, organized by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, is the beneficiary of a generous $12,000 donation from the Rockfish Seafood Grill, a chain of 13 restaurants in Texas.

Charter Log

Charter bLog, Summer 2014: The "Every Halibut Counts" project, new halibut bycatch limits, changes to life jacket labels, and more.

From the Bookstore

Beating the OddsBeating the Odds, 7th edition

More than 30,000 fishermen have relied on this book since 1992. The seventh edition features substantial renewal of the first aid, sea survival, and drill chapters, plus the content has been revamped to make the book useful worldwide, in warm as well as cold regions.

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.

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

Check out our new releases.

Meetings & Workshops

Boat Electrical Course

September 2, 2014–May 15, 2015
Sitka, Alaska

Seafood Business - FISH F340

September 4–December 18, 2014
Kodiak, Alaska

Introduction to Fish Utilization - FISH 261

September 4–December 18, 2014, 2:00 pm—3:00 pm
Kodiak, Alaska

Starting and Operating a Specialty Food Business in Alaska

September 16–30, 2014
Fairbanks, Alaska

Southeast Alaska Shellfish Farming Workshop

October 9–11, 2014
Ketchikan, Alaska

Seafood Processing Quality Control Training

November 10–19, 2014
Kodiak, Alaska

HACCP - Kodiak

November 20–21, 2014, 8:00 am—5:00 pm
Kodiak, Alaska

Ammonia Refrigeration Training Class—Kodiak

December 15–19, 2014, 8:00 am—5:00 pm
Kodiak, Alaska

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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.

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

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.