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Young fishermen flock to networking and skill-building summit in Anchorage

The Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit drew dozens of fishing industry newcomers, eager to soak up information about how to run a successful commercial fishing operation. Alaska Sea Grant hosted the event, the seventh since the summit began in 2007. 

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Deadlines approach for Sea Grant fellowships

Alaska Sea Grant is accepting applications for several fellowships for students or recent graduates. Fellows are placed in laboratories, in the field, and in government or nonprofit agencies from Alaska to the US capital in paid positions that provide experience, skill-building, and mentorship.

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New report offers potential solutions to reverse “graying of the fleet”

A new report from a team of Alaska researchers tackles a two-pronged challenge for the 49th state—an aging fishing fleet and rural communities increasingly left out of a multibillion dollar annual harvest and a way of life that has sustained them for generations.

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Future Alaska seafood leaders complete week of training

Twenty-two mid-level seafood managers took part in career-building training offered by Alaska Sea Grant this fall. The Alaska Seafood Leadership Institute prepares up-and-coming industry leaders take their careers to the next level, exposing them to detailed information about all aspects of the seafood processing industry from marketing to human resources.

Upcoming events
Workshops • Meetings • Classes

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Communicating Ocean Sciences Workshop

Jan 22, 2018
Anchorage, Alaska

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Pacific Fisheries Technologists Conference

Feb 5–7, 2018
Girdwood, Alaska

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HACCP (Kodiak February 2018)

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point
Feb 15–16, 2018
Kodiak, Alaska

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Copper River Delta Science Symposium (14th)

Mar 27–29, 2018
Cordova, Alaska

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11th Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum

Sharing Science and Knowledge
Mar 28–30, 2018
Nome, Alaska

More workshops, meetings, and classes


Student profile: When Amanda Blackburn’s sixth-grade class went on a whale-watching cruise, she was enthralled. “For as long as I can remember I have been interested in nature, and as a kid spent large amounts of time running around poking stuff with a stick.”

close-up face of walrus As investigators hunt for clues, tests show biotoxins in stomach contents and intestines of four walruses. The test results emerged from a dead walrus stranding event involving 39 animals. Sea Grant’s Gay Sheffield helped coordinate a response involving agencies and community members.

salmon in plastic box Quentin Fong, Alaska Sea Grant’s seafood marketing specialist, assisted federal efforts to crack down on seafood fraud. Scientists are developing a new method for matching protein to particular fish to prevent mislabeling, a problem that affects millions of consumers.

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oil spill cleanupAlaska Aquaculture Resources is a searchable collection of more than 160 publications, presentations, videos, and links for Alaska shellfish and seaweed farmers and businesses.

oil spill cleanupLearn about marine mammal strandings, oiled wildlife, invasive species, and other environmental risks you may come across in coastal regions. Encountering Environmental Hazards on Alaska’s Coasts also tells how to report what you see.

changing climateAlaska's changing climate is altering our coastal landscape. With thoughtful planning we can minimize impacts to our communities, businesses and lifestyles, and in some cases we may find ways to benefit from the changes.

Alaska Sea Grant and the Alaska Ocean Observing System host a bimonthly one-hour Alaska Marine Policy Forum conference call with Alaska participants interested in marine policy. The next call is February 21 at 1 pm Alaska Time. Join us to hear the latest about marine funding, legislation, and state and federal policy. Visit the AOOS website for contact information and notes from previous calls.

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