Alaska Sea Grant Bookstore

Books, videos, posters and more from Alaska Sea Grant and our Marine Advisory Program

Beating the Odds

Beating 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.

Available as softcover book or PDF download.

New releases

Every Halibut Counts Placard

Every Halibut Counts Placard

Techniques for gently releasing caught halibut to minimize injury. Free

Best Practices for Carefully Releasing Sport-Caught Halibut

Best Practices for Carefully Releasing Sport-Caught Halibut

Techniques for gently releasing halibut to minimize injury. 50¢

Responses of Arctic Marine Ecosystems to Climate Change

Responses of Arctic Marine Ecosystems to Climate Change

Peer-reviewed research; individual papers released in advance of book. $10

Working with the Alaska Board of Fisheries: Guidance for Fishermen

Working with the Alaska Board of Fisheries: Guidance for Fishermen

How to seek law changes in state-managed Alaska fisheries. $1

Labeling Requirements for Alaska Seafood Processors

Labeling Requirements for Alaska Seafood Processors

How to label seafood product for sale. $1

Fishing for Pollock in a Sea of Change

Fishing for Pollock in a Sea of Change

History and management of the Bering Sea pollock fishery. $30

Field Guides

Marine mammals, turtles, rockfishes, flatfishes, seaweeds, seabird nests, albatrosses...

Field Guide to Common Marine Fishes and Invertebrates of Alaska

Field Guide to Common Marine Fishes and Invertebrates of Alaska

Identify Alaska marine fishes and invertebrates. $35

Field Guide to Squids and Octopods of the Eastern North Pacific and Bering Sea

Field Guide to Squids and Octopods of the Eastern North Pacific and Bering Sea

Illustrated field guide to squids and octopuses. $25

Guide to Marine Mammals of Alaska

Guide to Marine Mammals of Alaska

Illustrated guide to all 29 marine mammal species of Alaska. $25

Field Guide to Sharks, Skates, and Ratfish of Alaska

Field Guide to Sharks, Skates, and Ratfish of Alaska

Color photos and identification keys to Alaska's sharks, skates and ratfish. $25

Guide to Marine Mammals and Turtles of the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico

Guide to Marine Mammals and Turtles of the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico

Illustrated guide to US Atlantic marine mammals and turtles. $25

Fishing Business Guides

Borrowing money, markets, partnerships, insurance, legal issues, permits and licenses, fishing vessel upkeep, saving on taxes... Most are available as free PDF downloads.

Calculating Profitability for a Direct Marketing Operation

Calculating Profitability for a Direct Marketing Operation

How to calculate whether directing marketing is a profitable option. $1

Tips for Direct Marketers: Working with a Broker or Trader

Tips for Direct Marketers: Working with a Broker or Trader

When and how to use a seafood broker or trader. $1

Tips for Direct Marketers: The Onboard DEC Inspection

Tips for Direct Marketers: The Onboard DEC Inspection

How to prepare for a DEC inspection. $1

Teaching Resources

Curriculum guides, posters, field guides, career guides, Alaska Seas and Rivers Curriculum, teaching materials...

Alaska Seas and Rivers Curriculum

Alaska Seas and Rivers Curriculum

Online marine science curriculum for grades K–8. Free

Where the Land and Sea Meet

Where the Land and Sea Meet

Explore the seashore with these fun activities. $7

Life on the Beach: Among Friends and Anemones

Life on the Beach: Among Friends and Anemones

For kids—explore the intertidal zone of Alaska. $20

The Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands: Region of Wonders

The Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands: Region of Wonders

The history, mystery and majesty of the Bering Sea. $10

Marine Recreation

Halibut and rockfish brochures, recreational boating safety, clean boating, field guides, tide tables...

Clean Boating for Alaskans

Clean Boating for Alaskans

Save money and go easy on the environment. Free

Best Practices for Carefully Releasing Sport-Caught Halibut

Best Practices for Carefully Releasing Sport-Caught Halibut

Techniques for gently releasing halibut to minimize injury. 50¢

Responsible Marine Wildlife Viewing

Responsible Marine Wildlife Viewing

View marine wildlife without disturbing the animals. $3

Save Money on Boat Fuel

Save Money on Boat Fuel

Make your vessel more fuel efficient. 50¢

Oil Spills

Publications on oil spills, prevention and oversight, legal research, and relevant marine mammal field guides.

The Selendang Ayu Oil Spill: Lessons Learned

The Selendang Ayu Oil Spill: Lessons Learned

Responding to the Selendang Ayu oil spill. $15

Prevention, Response, and Oversight Five Years after the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

Prevention, Response, and Oversight Five Years after the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

Papers from 1994 meeting of oil spill experts. $15

After the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

After the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

After-effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Free

Lessons of the Exxon Valdez

Lessons of the Exxon Valdez

Advice to oil transport and industry regulators. Free

Recommendations for an Improved Oil Spill Prevention Regulatory System

Recommendations for an Improved Oil Spill Prevention Regulatory System

Legal recommendations for oil transport oversight. Free

A Challenge Met: Fishermen fight the spill of the Exxon Valdez

A Challenge Met: Fishermen fight the spill of the Exxon Valdez

Article on response to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. Free

Guide to Marine Mammals and Turtles of the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico

Guide to Marine Mammals and Turtles of the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico

Illustrated guide to US Atlantic marine mammals and turtles. $25

Guide to Marine Mammals of Alaska

Guide to Marine Mammals of Alaska

Illustrated guide to all 29 marine mammal species of Alaska. $25

Seafood Handling and Harvesting

Onboard handling, fish ID guides, shipping and storage, recoveries and yields, gear and methods, fish sausage recipes...

Coastal Community Development

Northern harbor operation and maintenance, adapting to climate change, seafood cold storage facilities, coastal erosion, rat control...

Marine Research and Proceedings

Bering Sea, stock assessment, bycatch, crab, genetics, fisheries management, mammal and seabird declines, ecosystems, arctic biodiversity...

Commercial Fishing Safety and Survival – and – Family Health and Safety

Recreational boating safety, fishing safety, survival book/video sets, training manuals...

Beating the Odds: A Guide to Commercial Fishing Safety 7th edn

Beating the Odds: A Guide to Commercial Fishing Safety 7th edn

Book on marine safety for commercial fishermen, new edition

Aquaculture

Shellfish farming, salmon hatcheries, developing a mariculture business, PSP, aquaculture safety...

What Does Genetics Have to Do with It? 3rd edn

What Does Genetics Have to Do with It? 3rd edn

Genetics and fisheries in an online-only publication. Free