After consulting with Gay Sheffield, Marine Advisory agent in Nome, R/V Sikuliaq Project Manager Daniel Oliver decided to request Native ice testing sticks as safety tools for the new ice-class research vessel.
Melissa Good, our new Unalaska Marine Advisory agent, will help the Unalaska community with marine economic development, community-based science, resource management, and education. She holds a split appointment as coordinator for the Interior/Aleutian Campus in the College of Rural and Community Development.
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.
Workshops • Meetings • Classes
September 2, 2014–May 15, 2015
December 2, 2014, 9:00 am–6:00 pm
December 15–19, 2014, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
December 28–29, 2014
January 19, 2015, 8:00 am–12:00 noon
March 9–13, 2015, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
30th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium
May 12–15, 2015
North American Association of Fisheries Economists 8th Biennial Forum
May 20–22, 2015
Join Alaska Sea Grant, the Geophysical Institute, and several other University of Alaska Fairbanks departments for our West Ridge Holiday Open House on Friday, December 5, from 2–6 pm. Shop for gifts, participate in hands-on science activities, take tours, and enjoy free parking on West Ridge from 2 pm on.
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 January 14 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.