holly The University of Alaska Fairbanks will be closed for the holidays from December 24 through January 4.

Researcher in lab

Alaska Sea Grant is looking for marine research proposals

Alaska Sea Grant seeks research proposals that address issues of healthy coastal ecosystems, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, and resilient communities and economies.

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. He will be working for the House Natural Resources Committee.

Upcoming events
Workshops • Meetings • Classes

Boat Electrical Course

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

Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Training

Dec 28–29, 2014
Kodiak, Alaska

Ammonia Refrigeration Training Class—Palmer

Mar 9–13, 2015
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

golden king crabAlaska Sea Grant's 30th Wakefield symposium, "Tools and Strategies for Assessment and Management of Data-Limited Fish Stocks," will be held in Anchorage, May 12–15, 2015.

Several fellowship opportunities are now open! Visit our Sea Grant Fellowships page for more information on the National Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, the NOAA Fisheries (NMFS) – Sea Grant Fellowship, and the brand-new Alaska State Fellowship Program.

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

collecting crab

November-December 2014 Crab industry and fishermen collect king crab broodstock for stock rehabilitation research, near St. Paul and Kodiak.

Fishlines

Ellen Chenoweth

December 2014 Alaska Sea Grant is looking for innovative research proposals on subjects related to healthy coastal ecosystems, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, and resilient communities and economies.

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.