killer whale and calf

Kodiak Killers make their spring appearance

A pod of mammal-eating killer whales visits Kodiak Harbor each year to hunt sea lions.

2015 Alaska Sea Grant publications catalog

New 2015–2016 publications catalog

If you would like a free copy of our latest printed publications catalog, please email our bookstore or call toll-free 888-789-0090.

Marine Mammals and Turtles of the U.S. Pacific

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

It's here! We are excited to announce the arrival of the long-awaited field guide to marine mammals and sea turtles of Hawaii, California, Oregon, and Washington.

Upcoming events
Workshops • Meetings • Classes

Economic Sustainability, Fishing Communities, and Working Waterfronts

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

Introduction to Shellfish Aquaculture – Module 2

May 20–22, 2015
Ketchikan, Alaska

Seafood Environmental Compliance Workshop

May 22, 2015
Kodiak, Alaska

Smoking Alaska Seafood for Fun and Profit

Oct 7–9, 2015
Kodiak, Alaska

Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute

A training program for future leaders in the seafood industry
Nov 9–13, 2015
Kodiak, Alaska

Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit VI (2016)

Jan 27–29, 2016
Juneau, Alaska

More workshops, meetings, and classes


fishing boat, by Deborah MercyLooking for a job in Alaska's fisheries, seafood, or maritime industries? Visit our Alaska Marine Jobs board on the web or follow @AKMarineJobs on Twitter for jobs, fellowships and internships.

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.

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 July 22 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.

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

hatchery setup

May 2015 A high school science fair project on king crab research advances to an international competition in New York.


Torie Baker at booth

May 2015 University of Washington researchers are studying the health of Copper River commercial fishermen to find ways to improve their well-being. Torie Baker has been a liaison between researchers and fishermen in her community.

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.