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Encountering Environmental Hazards on Alaska’s Coasts

Have you ever found something weird on the beach in Alaska? Visit our new website to find out what you are seeing and how to report a problem.

Field Guide to Sea Stars of the Aleutian Islands

Field Guide to Sea Stars of the Aleutian Islands

A new field guide features 63 species of sea stars in the nearshore subtidal community of the Aleutian Islands. Biologists, divers, and naturalists will find the guide useful, and will be stunned by the beauty of the sea stars.

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Seafood processing leadership training

Career-oriented seafood processing workers are invited to apply to the 2015-2016 Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute, a program of specialized technical training, leadership and management skills needed to succeed in the seafood industry.

schoolkids and marine-debris crab

Unalaska students discover the sea side of their community

Elementary schoolchildren gain an enhanced appreciation of their marine environment.

Upcoming events
Workshops • Meetings • Classes

Smoked Seafood School

Oct 7–9, 2015
Kodiak, Alaska

Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Training

Oct 16–17, 2015
Kodiak, Alaska

HACCP – Kodiak

Nov 5–6, 2015
Kodiak, Alaska

Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute

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

2016 Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit

Jan 27–29, 2016
Juneau, Alaska

HACCP – Anchorage

Feb 8–9, 2016
Anchorage, Alaska

Better Process Control School

Feb 10–12, 2016
Anchorage, Alaska

More workshops, meetings, and classes


oil spill cleanupLearn about marine mammal strandings, oiled wildlife, invasive species, and other environmental risks you may come across in coastal regions. Encountering Environmental Hazards on Alaska’s Coasts also tells how to report what you see.

coastal resilience picAlaska Sea Grant is seeking applicants for a Research Assistant Professor/Coastal Community Resilience Specialist position [PDF; 307 KB]. The position will be based in Anchorage. To apply, go to UAK Jobs, www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=88186.

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.

changing climateAlaska's changing climate is altering our coastal landscape. With thoughtful planning we can minimize impacts to our communities, businesses and lifestyles, and in some cases we may find ways to benefit from the changes.

community-based monitoringCommunity-based monitoring in Alaska is widespread and growing. Alaska Sea Grant and AOOS have teamed up on an Alaska Community-Based Monitoring website to provide information, guidance and resources to CBM programs.

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 November 18 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

student near coastline

June 2015 UAF grad student Courtney Lyons successfully defends PhD thesis on fishing community sustainability and king crab in the Pribilof Islands.


oil spill cleanup

September 2015 Our new online resource will help Alaska residents learn about coastal environmental risks, and locate the right experts for reporting hazards.

Notes from the Field

sunflower star at dock

June 2015 From Unalaska Marine Advisory Agent Melissa Good: Unalaska students learn about the sea side of their community.