Alaska Sea Grant seeks public comment on its performance

7/17/2006

Contact: Doug Schneider, Information Officer, Alaska Sea Grant College Program, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 907-474-7449, fndgs@uaf.edu
NR: SG-2006/NR235

Fairbanks, Alaska—The NOAA Alaska Sea Grant College Program is a marine research, education, outreach and advisory service headquartered at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. This fall, Alaska Sea Grant will undergo a National Sea Grant review of its programs and activities conducted from late 2001 to present. In advance of this review, scheduled for September 10–14, 2006, public comment on the performance of Alaska Sea Grant toward meeting its mission goals and objectives is invited. Written comments from interested individuals, groups, associations, and others, are welcome. These may include, but are not limited to, fishermen and fishing associations, resource managers, seafood processors, marine and fisheries scientists, oceanographers, coastal engineers, K–12 and university educators, Alaska Native groups, community and environmental activists, tourism industry groups, harbormasters, city planners, and others. Written comments must be received by the close of business August 18, 2006. Comments can be submitted online or in writing to:

Jerry Schubel, Ph.D., Chairman
Program Assessment Team
c/o Brian Allee
Alaska Sea Grant College Program
PO Box 755040
Fairbanks, AK 99775-5040

or

Megan Agy, NSGO Program Officer
National Sea Grant College Program
NOAA R/SG
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

For more information about the Alaska Sea Grant Program Assessment, please contact Brian Allee, Ph.D., Director, Alaska Sea Grant College Program, at 907-474-7086, allee@sfos.uaf.edu; or visit the Alaska Sea Grant Program Assessment Web site. Alaska Sea Grant is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in partnership with the State of Alaska and private industry.