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News

"Every Halibut Counts" program aims to reduce injury to released fish

Charter boat crew and sport fishermen are exploring new methods of handling halibut to increase survivability when they are released back into the ocean.

UAF student is awarded marine policy fellowship in D.C.

Thomas Farrugia, a graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will spend a year learning how the federal government makes national marine policy and manages marine resources.

Alaska Marine Policy Forum

Alaska Sea Grant and the Alaska Ocean Observing System host a bimonthly one-hour conference call with Alaska participants interested in marine policy. The next call is September 24 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.

Alaska Marine Jobs

Alaska jobs, fellowships, and internships in fisheries, seafood, and maritime industries.

Newsletters

News Flash

AKCRRAB News Flash, July 2014: Fishing organizations and the Alaska Legislature fund continuing research on king crab biology and fishery rehabilitation.

Fishlines

Fishlines, July 2014: The Alaska Maritime Workforce Development Plan has been released! The goal is to resolve an aging workforce, misperceptions about maritime career opportunities, and difficulties in filling well-paying jobs in the maritime sector. Alaska Sea Grant director Paula Cullenberg co-chairs the UA Fisheries, Seafood and Maritime Initiative.

Charter Log

Charter bLog, Summer 2014: The "Every Halibut Counts" project, new halibut bycatch limits, changes to life jacket labels, and more.

From the Bookstore

Field Guide to Common Marine Fishes and Invertebrates of AlaskaField Guide to Common Marine Fishes and Invertebrates of Alaska

Back in stock! This waterproof book describes more than 400 marine species making it easy to identify common Alaska fish and invertebrates.

Responses of Arctic Marine Ecosystems to Climate ChangeResponses of Arctic Marine Ecosystems to Climate Change

This new proceedings volume focuses on understanding living marine resources in a changing Arctic, and managing human responses to changing arctic marine ecosystems. New chapters are released as they are peer-reviewed and completed. More coming soon!

More than 200 books and videos are available from the Alaska Sea Grant Bookstore.

Check out our new releases.

Meetings & Workshops

Shellfish Farming Workshop - Kachemak Bay

August 22–24, 2014, 8:00 am—5:00 pm
Homer, Alaska

Smoking Alaska Seafood for Fun and Profit

August 25–27, 2014
Kodiak, Alaska

Starting and Operating a Specialty Food Business in Alaska

September 16–30, 2014
Fairbanks, Alaska

Seafood Processing Quality Control Training

November 10–19, 2014
Kodiak, Alaska

HACCP - Kodiak

November 20–21, 2014, 8:00 am—5:00 pm
Kodiak, Alaska

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About Us

Research

Extension

Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program agents and specialists offer assistance in areas such as seafood industry, marine safety, safe shellfish harvesting, marine mammal–fisheries interactions, and effects of climate change.

Education

Marine Education Resources

Publications, marine mammal field guide pages, and other educational resources.

COSEE Alaska

Regional center for ocean sciences education excellence, aimed at helping ocean scientists reach broad audiences with their research.

Alaska Seas and Rivers Curriculum

Standards-based marine/aquatic science units for grades K–8.

National Ocean Sciences Bowl—Alaska Region

An annual high school science competition.

Sea Grant Fellowships for Graduate Students

Opportunities in marine policy, fisheries, and more.

Program Management

Information on submitting reports, funding and fellowships, administrative documents, and more. Also see the National Sea Grant Program website and visit National Sea Grant on Facebook.