schoolkids and marine-debris crab

Unalaska students discover the sea side of their community

Elementary schoolchildren gain an enhanced appreciation of their marine environment.

Erin Shew

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

Erin Shew, a graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, has been awarded a Sea Grant fellowship to learn about federal marine policy.

Gulf of Alaska coastal travel

Gulf of Alaska mariners have new coastal guide

A new online boater’s travel guide written by Terry Johnson describes the eastern and central Gulf of Alaska, from west of Glacier Bay to Seward.

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

Shellfish Aquaculture Training Workshop

Sep 11–13, 2015
Ketchikan, Alaska

Smoked Seafood School

Oct 7–9, 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

Highlights

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.

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.

fuel pumpsSaving money on boat fuel can be as easy as simply slowing down or as complicated as replacing a boat engine. Our resources for vessel fuel efficiency offer tips, publications, articles and more.

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 September 23 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.

Fishlines

Marysia Szymkowiak

August 2015 Marysia Szymkowiak and Matt Robinson, the first Alaska Sea Grant State Fellows, begin jobs at NOAA and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.

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.