2005 News Releases
10 November 2005
Alaska Sea Grant will donate a percentage of earnings to U.S. Gulf Coast fishermen affected by hurricanes in 2005.
7 September 2005
The health of Pacific rockfish stocks is the topic of the 23rd Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium, "Biology, Assessment, and Management of North Pacific Rockfishes," to be held in Anchorage Sept. 13–15.
18 August 2005
The Southeast Alaska Indian community of Metlakatla has begun shellfish farming, thanks to the help of Alaska Sea Grant and a federal grant aimed at diversifying the region's economy.
11 August 2005
Unalaska hosts researchers, students, and government agencies in the first Aleutian Life Forum August 16–20. The forum will be an annual event whose mission is to celebrate and encourage understanding of the diversity of life in the Aleutian Islands.
28 July 2005
A team of UAF researchers successfully released a young humpback whale that had become entangled in commercial crab fishing lines and buoys in waters near Kodiak Tuesday night (July 26, 2005).
10 June 2005
Alaska Sea Grant received seven awards, including an unprecedented five first-place honors, for excellence in publication and video production from the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC).
9 June 2005
Rick Steiner, professor and conservation specialist with the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, was honored recently by the United Nations and the national government of Pakistan.
Government/industry partnership helps small fishing vessels meet federal and state seabird regulations
24 May 2005
Streamer lines to keep seabirds off baited hooks are now available for small-boat longline fishermen.
1 April 2005
The UAF Newsroom offers a web feature on Ray RaLonde, Aquaculture Specialist with the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program.
28 March 2005
New publication from Alaska Sea Grant helps commercial fishermen market their own catch.
17 March 2005
The 135th annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society will be held in Anchorage, September 11–15, 2005. Alaska Sea Grant's 23rd Lowell Wakefield Symposium on rockfishes will be held in conjunction with the AFS meeting.
8 March 2005
The first of a two-workshop series designed to foster a broader understanding of the natural and human-influenced processes affecting wild salmon stocks within the Copper River watershed, held in Anchorage April 12–14, 2005.
8 March 2005
An Alaska Sea Grant video on the 1964 Alaska earthquake and tsunamis is the highlight of the new Alaska Ocean Film Festival in Anchorage, March 10.
7 March 2005
Alaska Sea Grant is helping NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region sponsor Managing Fisheries–Empowering Communities, a conference aimed at better understanding the impacts of commercial fishery management decision on Alaska coastal communities.
Steiner helps form Shipping Safety Partnership
25 February 2005
Alaska Sea Grant conservation specialist Rick Steiner is helping a coalition of business and conservation groups push for new protections from oil spills in Alaska's Aleutian Islands. Read more in the Environment News Service, February 24, 2005.
25 February 2005
Team Steller wins statewide high school ocean science competition.
6 January 2005
An Alaska Sea Grant documentary about the 1964 Alaska earthquake and resulting tsunamis will air on KUAC Alaska One Television on Thursday, January 6, 2005, at 7 p.m., and again Friday, January 7, at 10:30 p.m.