Alaska Sea Grant Bookstore

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

Atlantic marine mammal guide

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

Back in stock! We're delighted to have this popular illustrated guide return to our shelves.

Community-based monitoring handbook

Community-Based Monitoring of Alaska’s Coastal and Ocean Environment

New book on best practices for Alaska community-based monitoring programs.

New releases

Guide to Marine Mammals and Turtles of the U.S. Pacific

Guide to Marine Mammals and Turtles of the U.S. Pacific

Marine mammals and sea turtles of Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington. $28

Coping with an Accident at Sea

Coping with an Accident at Sea

How to recover from post-trauma stress after an accident at sea. Free

Community-Based Monitoring of Alaska’s Coastal and Ocean Environment

Community-Based Monitoring of Alaska’s Coastal and Ocean Environment

Best practices for Alaska community-based monitoring programs. 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¢

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, fuel efficiency...

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...

Planning for Seafood Freezing

Planning for Seafood Freezing

What it takes to freeze fish right for a high-end market. $15

International Smoked Seafood Conference Proceedings

International Smoked Seafood Conference Proceedings

How to advance in the smoked seafood industry. $15

Gillnet Hanging

Gillnet Hanging

Illustrated guide to hanging a gillnet. $6

Net Mending and Patching

Net Mending and Patching

Guide to mending and patching fishing nets. $3

Trashing Your Livelihood: Marine Debris and Commercial Fishing

Trashing Your Livelihood: Marine Debris and Commercial Fishing

Fishermen—learn how debris makes your profits decline. $1

Common Mistakes in HACCP

Common Mistakes in HACCP

Avoid mistakes commonly made in the processing plant. Free

Coastal Community Development

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

Alaska Clean Harbors Guidebook

Alaska Clean Harbors Guidebook

Best management practices for certified clean harbors in Alaska. Free

Managing Fisheries—Empowering Communities

Managing Fisheries—Empowering Communities

Presentations on fisheries management and rural economies. $10

Northern Harbors and Small Ports: Operation and Maintenance

Northern Harbors and Small Ports: Operation and Maintenance

Day-to-day operations and long-term maintenance. $20

Adapting to Climate Change in Alaska

Adapting to Climate Change in Alaska

Video on Alaska's changing climate. $3.75

Responses to Coastal Erosion in Alaska in a Changing Climate

Responses to Coastal Erosion in Alaska in a Changing Climate

How to prevent erosion and avoid erosion risk in coastal Alaska. $30

Marine Research and Proceedings

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

Fishing People of the North: Cultures, Economies, and Management Responding to Change

Fishing People of the North: Cultures, Economies, and Management Responding to Change

Peer-reviewed research on circumpolar fishing communities. $50

Responses of Arctic Marine Ecosystems to Climate Change

Responses of Arctic Marine Ecosystems to Climate Change

Peer-reviewed research—individual papers free

Commercial Fishing Safety and Survival

Fishing safety books and videos, 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, 7th edition, $15

Flooding Control: Knowledge and Tools to Prevent Sinking

Flooding Control: Knowledge and Tools to Prevent Sinking

Preventive maintenance and steps to control flooding. $20

Defensive Diving: What Every Tender Should Know about Dive Harvest Safety

Defensive Diving: What Every Tender Should Know about Dive Harvest Safety

The tender's role in safe dive operations. $20

Family Health and Safety

Recreational boating safety, survival books...

Dressing for Cold

Dressing for Cold

Body heat basics and how to dress for cold weather. $3

Ocean Fury: Tsunamis in Alaska

Ocean Fury: Tsunamis in Alaska

The 1964 tsunami, the science of tsunamis, and how to prepare. $20

Survivor! Surviving Outdoor Adventures, Vol. 1

Survivor! Surviving Outdoor Adventures, Vol. 1

One of four volumes on outdoor safety. $30

Aquaculture

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

Alaska Oyster Growers Manual, 4th edn

Alaska Oyster Growers Manual, 4th edn

Comprehensive guidance on oyster farming. Free

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

Spawn, Spat and Sprains: A Manual for Aquaculture Safety in Alaska

Spawn, Spat and Sprains: A Manual for Aquaculture Safety in Alaska

Reduce the chance for injury at the worksite. $6

Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning: The Alaska Problem

Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning: The Alaska Problem

Summarizes PSP in Alaska. Free