2011 News Releases

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Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program to bring popular fishing vessel refrigeration workshop to Kodiak

31 October 2011

MAP and Integrated Marine Systems will bring their popular training workshop to Kodiak November 29, 2011.

Alaska high school students prepare for 2012 ocean science competition

18 October 2011

A select group of teenagers representing 20 high schools across the state recently declared their intent to compete in the Alaska Region National Ocean Sciences Bowl.

Fishing People of the North symposium to discuss social, environmental change

06 September 2011

An international symposium will bring together fishery and social scientists, indigenous people, fishermen, community activists, and others to explore ways fisheries managers can incorporate social and environmental change into resource management decisions.

Alaska commercial fishing groups donate to king crab research

09 August 2011

Alaska commercial fishing groups have donated $25,000 to support research at the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences to grow king crab in hatcheries.

UAF experts say shellfish toxin likely to be a problem again this year

28 May 2011

Ocean conditions that last year triggered algal blooms and outbreaks of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) appear to be present again this summer.

Marine Advisory Program launches website with tools, videos, resources to help coastal communities adapt to climate change

27 May 2011

MAP unveils a new website that offers adaptation tools, two new videos, fact sheets and other resources to help individuals and communities take stock of the climate changes they face and plan for coping with these changes.

Homer educator wins Ocean Literacy Award

9 March 2011

Homer resident and noted marine science educator Beth Trowbridge received the 2011 Ocean Literacy Award given by the Alaska Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE).

Kodiak lands new Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program agent

2 March 2011

Julie Matweyou, a Kodiak fisherman and environmental scientist, has been hired to fill the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program position in Kodiak.

Fishing vessel refrigeration workshop comes to Anchorage

17 February 2011

A workshop that helps commercial fishermen better use and maintain onboard refrigeration systems that's been popular in remote Alaska coastal communities is coming to Anchorage, Alaska.

Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program floats fishermen training program, seeks public, industry comment

10 February 2011

Alaska Sea Grant is asking Alaska coastal community residents and the fishing industry whether a fisherman training program should be established at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Alaska Sea Grant taps local biologist for Marine Advisory Program agent in Nome

3 February 2011

Nome biologist to fill Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program position for Bering Strait region.

Alaska coastal communities send high school teams to Seward for marine science face-off

2 February 2011

High school students from 14 Alaska coastal communities will converge on the Seward Marine Science Center this weekend to showcase their knowledge of marine science in the 14th annual Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl.

Alaska Sea Grant offers vessel refrigeration workshop training for fishermen

6 January 2011

Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program is partnering with Integrated Marine Systems, Inc., to offer a one-day workshop in Petersburg on vessel refrigeration systems, February 1, 2011.