Two people on the ice holding testing sticks with a ship in the background

New research vessel getting Arctic native ice tester poles

After consulting with Gay Sheffield, Marine Advisory agent in Nome, R/V Sikuliaq Project Manager Daniel Oliver decided to request Native ice testing sticks as safety tools for the new ice-class research vessel.

Melissa in a kayak

Unalaska welcomes new Marine Advisory agent

Melissa Good, our new Unalaska Marine Advisory agent, will help the Unalaska community with marine economic development, community-based science, resource management, and education. She holds a split appointment as coordinator for the Interior/Aleutian Campus in the College of Rural and Community Development.

Thomas Farrugia with skate

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 as a Knauss Fellow in Washington, D.C., learning how the federal government makes national marine policy and manages marine resources.

Upcoming events
Workshops • Meetings • Classes

Boat Electrical Course

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

Ocean Acidification in Alaska

December 2, 2014, 9:00 am–6:00 pm
Anchorage, Alaska

Ammonia Refrigeration Training Class—Kodiak

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

Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Training

December 28–29, 2014
Kodiak, Alaska

Communicating Ocean Science Workshop: Upping Your Game

January 19, 2015, 8:00 am–12:00 noon
Anchorage, Alaska

Ammonia Refrigeration Training Class—Palmer

March 9–13, 2015, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Palmer, Alaska

Tools and Strategies for Assessment and Management of Data-Limited Fish Stocks

30th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium
May 12–15, 2015
Anchorage, Alaska

Economic Sustainability, Fishing Communities, and Working Waterfronts

North American Association of Fisheries Economists 8th Biennial Forum
May 20–22, 2015
Ketchikan, Alaska

More workshops, meetings, and classes

Highlights

winter sceneJoin Alaska Sea Grant, the Geophysical Institute, and several other University of Alaska Fairbanks departments for our West Ridge Holiday Open House on Friday, December 5, from 2–6 pm. Shop for gifts, participate in hands-on science activities, take tours, and enjoy free parking on West Ridge from 2 pm on.

boat navigational instrumentsA new online Boat electrical course is designed to help boat operators understand and troubleshoot electrical systems.

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 January 14 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.

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.

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

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October 2014 Researchers will study how the location of red king crab larval release, and sea currents, might affect larval settlement in Bristol Bay.

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Past Sea Grant Knauss Fellow Seanbob Kelly

November 2014 The Alaska Sea Grant State Fellows Program is a new initiative—a unique professional opportunity for grad students interested in science and policy, hosted by Alaska-based federal or state agencies.

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.