2012 News Releases

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Santa Monica Seafood continues support of Alaska king crab research with $10,000 donation

19 November 2012

Santa Monica Seafood, the largest distributor of seafood in the American Southwest, has for the third year in a row donated $10,000 to support the Alaska King Crab Research, Rehabilitation and Biology Program.

Onboard marine refrigeration training coming to Bristol Bay

19 November 2012

Bristol Bay area fishermen are invited to a workshop on troubleshooting and repairing their onboard refrigeration systems.

Gulf of Alaska ecosystem study highlighted in Pacific Fishing magazine

15 November 2012

Kurt Byers, Alaska Sea Grant Education Services manager, authors article on the Gulf Apex Predator-Prey Project.

Study details reasons youth leave coastal communities, offers solutions

9 November 2012

A research project completed this year found lack of jobs and recreational activities are the primary reasons young people leave Alaska's coastal communities. But the report also highlights some innovative ways Alaska's youth themselves may help reverse the trend.

Alaska Sea Grant planning major Arctic Ocean climate change symposium

1 November 2012

Alaska Sea Grant will convene Responses of Arctic Marine Ecosystems to Climate Change, the 28th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium, in Anchorage, Alaska, March 26–29, 2013.

UAF Kodiak Center workshop to teach seafood smoking and salting

19 October 2012

Smoking and Salting Fish for Fun and Profit is a workshop scheduled for November 14–16, 2012, at the UAF Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center.

RaLonde receives superior outreach award

04 October 2012

During Sea Grant Week 2012, Ray RaLonde, our MAP aquaculture specialist, received the Superior Outreach Program Award, presented by the Sea Grant Extension Assembly.

UA developing workforce training plan for Alaska fisheries, seafood and maritime industries

18 April 2012

The University of Alaska, together with partners including Alaska Sea Grant and the Marine Advisory Program, is developing an initiative to deliver specialized workplace training programs for Alaskans involved in fisheries, seafood, and maritime industries.

Alaska Sea Grant announces new marine research projects

22 March 2012

Alaska Sea Grant announced more than $1 million in grants to address important marine research needs in coastal Alaska over the next two years.

MAP shares Alaska Forum award for Aleutian toxin monitoring

22 March 2012

Ray RaLonde, aquaculture specialist with the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, is among the recipients of the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award presented by the Alaska Forum on the Environment.

Fishing vessel refrigeration training coming to Homer on March 27

02 March 2012

A training workshop aimed at helping fishermen understand, troubleshoot and maintain their onboard refrigeration systems will take place in Homer on March 27, 2012.

March coastal events roundup

01 March 2012

A list of noteworthy events around coastal Alaska in March.

Alaska Sea Grant book wins Alaska Library Association's Alaskana Award

24 February 2012

Imam Cimiucia: Our Changing Sea, a richly illustrated hardcover book published last year by the Alaska Sea Grant Program, has won the 2012 Alaskana Award from the Alaska Library Association.

Alaska Sea Grant wins awards

23 February 2012

Alaska Sea Grant and Marine Advisory Program staff take home prestigious awards from the 2012 Alaska Marine Gala.

Ocean acidification publication from Alaska Sea Grant

9 February 2012

Alaska Seas & Coasts examines ocean acidification effects on Alaska oceans, fisheries.

Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit deals on hotels and scholarships for travel and lodging expire soon!

9 January 2012

Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit organizers urge participants to book travel and accommodations soon to get best deals.

APPLY NOW! Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship like "rocket fuel" for career

9 January 2012

For Alaska college students, one path to gainful employment is the prestigious National Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Alaska Sea Grant is currently recruiting exceptional students from around the state to apply for the 2013 Knauss Fellowship.

Sea Grant ID's right whale off Kodiak

9 January 2012

Alaska Sea Grant Marine Mammal Specialist Kate Wynne is making news in the new year with her identification of an endangered northern right whale in Kodiak waters.