2015 Alaska Sea Grant publications catalogNew 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.

seafood processingNew seafood quality specialist joins Marine Advisory Program

Chris Sannito will teach HACCP, seafood quality control, seafood smoking, environmental compliance and other seafood processing topics.

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.

Wakefield participants

Wakefield fisheries symposium will address data-poor fish stocks

The 30th Wakefield Fisheries symposium, “Tools and Strategies for Assessment and Management of Data-Limited Fish Stocks,” is coming up in Anchorage, May 12–15, 2015.

Ilona Kemp with Mark Kosbruk

Graduate student documents traditional knowledge from Alaska Native hunters

Ilona Kemp is helping to gather and record the historical knowlege of bearded seals and sea otters in three southwestern Alaska communities.

Ellen Chenoweth

Measuring Whale Prey Calories in the Classroom

Ellen Chenoweth, a graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, developed a high school lesson using whale and prey data collected for an Alaska Sea Grant research project. The study evaluates how changes in releasing hatchery salmon could reduce the rate of humpback whale predation.

Upcoming events
Workshops • Meetings • Classes

HACCP - Kodiak

May 7–8, 2015
Kodiak, Alaska

Tools and Strategies for Assessment and Management of Data-Limited Fish Stocks

30th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium
May 12–15, 2015
Anchorage, Alaska

Introduction to Shellfish Aquaculture-Module 1

May 14–16, 2015
Ketchikan, Alaska

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 Processing Quality Control Training

May 20–22, 2015
Kodiak, Alaska

Seafood Environmental Compliance Workshop

May 22, 2015
Kodiak, Alaska

More workshops, meetings, and classes


Chris SannitoChris Sannito joins the Marine Advisory Program as seafood quality specialist and research assistant professor in the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. Sannito is based at the UAF Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center.

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.

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.

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 May 20 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

hatchery setup

April 2015 400,000 red king crab larvae are being cared for at the Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery, in preparation for the third experimental release near Kodiak.


Marysia Szymkowiak

April 2015 Welcome Matt Robinson and Marysia Szymkowiak—the first Alaska Sea Grant State Fellows in the inaugural fellowship program. They will start work this summer on marine projects here in Alaska.

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.