Alaska Sea Grant in the News in 2013
A sampling of headlines and stories about Alaska Sea Grant and Marine Advisory Program (MAP) people, projects, and activities.
- Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit participant shares her view: "These summits aim to prepare Alaska’s young fishermen to operate within and help shape our state’s vastly complex fishing industry so that—despite flaws—we may maintain our legacy as a world leader in strong and sustainable wild fisheries." Read Hannah Heimbuch's story [PDF; 90 KB] in the Homer Tribune, December 18, 2013.
- Seabirds victim of avian cholera: Gay Sheffield, Nome Marine Advisory agent, credits fast response by Gambell and Savoonga residents in helping identify the cause of hundreds of seabird deaths [PDF; 156 KB]. The story appeared in the Anchorage Daily News on December 6, 2013, and was one of several covering the event.
- Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute: The Kodiak session of ASPLI was highlighted in a story on the front page of the Kodiak Daily Mirror [PDF; 688 KB] and on the local radio station KMXT on November 7, 2013.
- Bycatch symposium to tackle international issues: The 2014 Wakefield symposium, "Fisheries Bycatch: Global Issues and Creative Solutions," was the topic of an interview with Gordon Kruse aired by KMXT in Kodiak on November 4, 2013.
- Southeast sea otter project: Sunny Rice and graduate student Zac Hoyt discussed their Southeast Alaska sea otter research, funded by Alaska Sea Grant, in a KFSK radio interview on October 4, 2013.
- Bristol Bay improves salmon quality: Dillingham MAP agent Izetta Chambers’ comments on salmon quality were picked up by media across the state, and a few other places too:
- Alaska Business Monthly [PDF; 512 KB], March 2013
- Alaska Dispatch [PDF, 472 KB], March 27, 2013
- Bristol Bay Times: Izetta responds to reader questions [PDF, 68 KB], March 15, 2013
- Bristol Bay Fish Talk (blog) [PDF; 192 KB], March 11, 2013
- SitNews [PDF, 68 KB], March 6, 2013
- Bristol Bay Times [PDF, 80 KB] February 26, 2013
- Dutch Harbor Fisherman [PDF, 76 KB] February 22, 2013
- NOSB gets its annual 15 minutes of fame: Students from Juneau-Douglas High School won the 2013 Alaska Region National Ocean Sciences Bowl held in Seward February. 8–10. But many teams took home gold coverage by their local media. Here's a roundup of the media coverage.
- Bering Strait transportation symposium highlighted in Nome: The Bering Strait Maritime Symposium was spotlighted in the Nome Nugget and on local public radio station KNOM.