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Sea Grant invites proposals for aquaculture projects

Researchers are welcome to apply for grants to advance the aquaculture industry in Alaska and nationwide. The deadline for proposals is March 2, 2018.

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State fellow joined dozens of scientists for Arctic Integrated Ecosystem Survey

Genevieve Johnson is five months into her yearlong fellowship with Alaska Sea Grant, working on chum salmon genetics for NOAA. One of her first tasks was joining dozens of researchers in the Arctic Integrated Ecosystem Survey.

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Professor Terry Johnson opens new chapter

Marine Advisory agent Terry Johnson is on to new adventures after closing out more than a quarter century of service to Alaska. Upon retirement, he leaves behind a strong legacy of writing, editing and sharing his expertise in fisheries, vessel operations and many other marine topics.

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Don’t miss out on Sea Grant fellowships

Graduate students: don’t miss out on upcoming fellowships to jump start your career. Deadlines are fast approaching for the Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship and Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship.

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

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HACCP (Anchorage April 2018)

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point
Apr 12–13, 2018
Anchorage, Alaska

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HACCP (Anchorage September 2018)

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point
Sep 20–21, 2018
Anchorage, Alaska

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Blog

conference participants in a room 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. 

back of fisherman setting a net near the shore 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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Highlights

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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