Community-based monitoring handbook

Community-Based Monitoring of Alaska’s Coastal and Ocean Environment

Alaska communities, scientists and agencies will find this 42-page handbook useful for implementing best practices for new and continuing monitoring programs.

Atlantic marine mammal guide

Guide to Marine Mammals and Turtles of the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico

This popular book is back in print! All U.S. Atlantic species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, manatees, and sea turtles are depicted in this field identification guide. Designed for the professional as well as the casual observer, it shows identifying characteristics and habits for each species. All are illustrated in full color with photographs, body profiles, and distribution maps.

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

Boat Electrical Course

Sep 2, 2014–May 15, 2015
Sitka, Alaska

Introduction to Outboard Maintenance and Repair

Mar 6–8, 2015
Dillingham, Alaska

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

More workshops, meetings, and classes


golden king crabAlaska Sea Grant will undergo a four-year review March 25–26, 2015. A federal site review team will look at the program’s management and organization, stakeholder engagement, and collaborative network activities. Public comments are welcome, and are due no later than March 18, 2015.

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.

boat navigational instrumentsA 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 March 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

small crab in jar

February 2015 Hatchery reared red king crab survive well 5 months after release into the wild—evidence that rehabilitation efforts in Kodiak could be ecologically viable.


AMSS awards

February 2015 Alaska Sea Grant sponsored two student awards at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium—Ellen Chenoweth and Lauren Bell were the winners.

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.