Thomas Farrugia, a graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will spend a year as a Knauss Fellow in Washington, D.C., learning how the federal government makes national marine policy and manages marine resources.
A new process that purifies Alaska pollock liver oil has resulted in a commercially produced diet supplement. Alex Oliveira, associate professor with the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program in the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, developed the molecular distillation process.
Ph.D. student Sean Brennan is finishing up a 2.5-year Alaska Sea Grant–funded research project, creating a tool to identify the birthplace of adult salmon harvested in mixed-stock commercial fisheries. The project is focused on Chinook salmon in the Nushagak River, but it has implications for other rivers across the state.
Workshops • Meetings • Classes
September 2, 2014–May 15, 2015
October 31–November 1, 2014
November 10–19, 2014
November 20–21, 2014, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
December 15–19, 2014, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
30th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium
May 12–15, 2015
A shellfish farming workshop in Ketchikan and evening lectures in four other Southeast Alaska communities this month offer a comprehensive look at the industry.
A new online Boat electrical course is designed to help boat operators understand and troubleshoot electrical systems.
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 12 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.
Every 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.