In the News in 2011
A sampling of headlines and stories about Alaska Sea Grant and Marine Advisory Program (MAP) people, projects, and activities.
- AYFS: Alaska news outlets are highlighting the 2012 Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit (AYFS), coming up on Feb. 13–14, in Juneau, Alaska. Listen to radio story on Kodiak KMXT-FM [mp3; 1.1 MB], December 21, 2011; listen to radio story on Dillingham KDLG-FM [mp3; 1.4 MB], December 21, 2011; and read story in SitNews [PDF; 88 KB], December 27, 2011.
- Fukushima and invasive species: Ketchikan MAP agent Gary Freitag spoke with KRBD radio recently about the Fukushima tsunami debris that may show up in Southeast Alaska, and his concerns that the debris field may carry invasive species to Alaska and the U.S. West Coast. Listen to the story, December 21, 2011.
- Blue crab rearing program: Ben Daly, Alaska Sea Grant research biologist with the Alaska King Crab Research, Rehabilitation and Biology (AKCRRAB) program, recently spoke to KMXT radio's Jay Barrett in Kodiak about the success of Kodiak's blue king crab rearing program. Listen to radio story [mp3; 1.4 MB]
- Articles on king crab research: Doug Schneider, Alaska Sea Grant Information Officer, wrote two articles on the Alaska King Crab Research, Rehabilitation and Biology (AKCRRAB) program: "A crab in every pot" [PDF, 1.65 MB], which appeared in the Fall 2011 UAF magazine Aurora, and "Crustacean science" [PDF, 215 KB], which appeared in the September 2011 issue of The Fishermen's News.
- New freeze-drying process for salmon: Chuck Crapo, Alaska Sea Grant seafood quality specialist, together with colleagues Alexandra Oliveira, associate professor of seafood chemistry at the SFOS Kodiak Center; Duy Nguyen, University of Nha Trang in Vietnam, and Peter Bechtel, USDA Subarctic Agricultural Research Unit, developed a new freeze-drying process that is making the news. Articles in Alaska Dispatch and at USDA Agricultural Research Service.
- Value-added seafood to market: Seafood experts at the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program are credited with helping fishermen get their value-added products to market. Read more in the Alaska Journal of Commerce [PDF; 236 KB], April 7, 2011.
- Rebuilding crab stocks: Alaska Sea Grant crab biologist Ben Daly discussed crab rebuilding plans being considered by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. Read more at KUCB-FM [PDF; 156 KB], April 6, 2011.
- Copper River symposium: Researchers and presenters from eight states including Alaska gathered in Cordova for the Alaska Sea Grant Program–sponsored Copper River Delta Science Symposium. Read more in the Cordova Times [PDF; 244 KB], April 4, 2011.
- New Kodiak MAP agent: Julie Matweyou was interviewed on KMXT radio about her new job as the Kodiak Island area Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program agent. Listen to the radio story [mp3; 1.4 MB], March 22, 2011.
- Surveying whales and seals: KMXT radio reporter Jacob Resneck rode along with Alaska Sea Grant Marine Mammal Biologist Kate Wynne as she recently conducted an aerial survey for whales and seals around Kodiak Island. Listen to the radio story [mp3; 2.3 MB], March 7, 2011
- Kodiak science symposium: The Alaska Sea Grant–sponsored Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium was featured in a story published by the Alaska Newspapers Inc, chain. Bristol Bay Times [PDF; 118 KB], February 20, 2011.
- Kodiak gets new MAP agent: The hiring of Julie Matweyou as the new Kodiak Island region Marine Advisory Program agent was duly noted in the island's community newspaper. Story in Kodiak Daily Mirror [PDF: 178 KB], March 2, 2011.
- Partners in ongoing crab research: The Alaska King Crab Research, Rehabilitation and Biology (AKCRRAB) program was featured in the news for its ongoing research taking place with partners at the NOAA-Alaska Fisheries Science Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center at Oregon State University in Newport, Oregon. Read about it in OregonLive.com [PDF; 880 KB], January 14, 2011.
- Petersburg marine refrigeration workshop: A news release on Petersburg MAP agent Sunny Rice's upcoming marine refrigeration workshop in Petersburg is making the papers around the state, including a story in the Cordova Times [PDF; 60KB], January 6, 2011.