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Kodiak trade show set to boost fishing community

Alaska Sea Grant will sponsor several events at the 2017 ComFish Alaska trade show, March 30–April 1 in Kodiak. Take a seat at the speaker forum, sign up for a fishermen's skills competition, watch a lifeboat pop and more.

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Food safety short course offered for Alaska producers

Alaska Sea Grant is offering a short course for Alaska food processors on preventive controls for human food. Food producers who take the class will be able to comply with a new food regulation and also improve their business.

Two researchers measuring and tagging fish on the beach with a black dog

Estuary fish study presented at biology conference

After two years of collecting and analyzing fish data from Southeast Alaska estuaries, Carolyn Bergstrom highlighted her work before members of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. She found that fish were more diverse in non-glacier-influenced habitats.

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2017 Alaska Tsunami Bowl sparks science engagement

Sixteen high school teams from across Alaska met in Seward on February 16 to compete in an ocean-based academic competition. Not only did students learn a plethora of ocean facts as they prepared, they also gained academic skills as they wrote and presented a research paper.

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Alaska Sea Grant salmon research featured nationally

To mark its 50-year anniversary celebration, National Sea Grant featured several nationwide projects in a Research-to-Application highlight, among them Tony Gharrett’s 30-year research on Alaska pink salmon. The national program created a video animation outlining milestones of Gharrett’s studies.

Upcoming events
Workshops • Meetings • Classes

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HACCP (Anchorage March 2017)

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point
Mar 23–24, 2017
Anchorage, Alaska

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Fishermen's Showcase 2017

Apr 1, 2017
Kodiak, Alaska

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Preventive Controls for Human Foods

Apr 12–14, 2017
Kodiak, Alaska

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Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium 2017

Apr 18–21, 2017
Kodiak, Alaska

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Roe School

Apr 27–28, 2017
Kodiak, Alaska

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Community Resilience

May 5, 2017
Anchorage, Alaska

More workshops, meetings, and classes

Highlights

silhouette of gillnet boat on the water Alaska Sea Grant and ASMI are offering two seafood science summer internships in Kodiak. One will focus on creating online content about wild seafood products and issues, and another will investigate parasite control measures for wild Alaska seafood products.

Man cleaning oyster nets with hose spray. US aquaculture enterprises are thriving, but there is a lot of potential for growth in this $1.2 billion industry. To enhance growth, National Sea Grant is seeking applicants for two opportunities for aquaculture projects.

man holding tray of seafood Alaska Sea Grant is offering training to support the Alaska seafood industry, and home fish smokers, throughout 2017. Courses cover skills to avoid foodborne illness, roe processing, smoked seafood, and leadership training for processing employees.

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 May 24 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.

Alaska Sea Grant News & Newsletters

Sea Grant Blog

Green mountains surround bay with town

March 27, 2017 Alaska Sea Grant will host two science conferences in April, one in the Aleutian Islands chain, the other in the fishing port of Kodiak. The conferences provide a forum for learning and collaborating between scientists and the public.

Fishlines

Woman at podium speaking to a group

March 2017 In the wake of proposed elimination of funding for Sea Grant by the White House, the Alaska congressional delegation expressed strong support for the Alaska program.

Sea Grant News Releases

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February 24, 2017 Alaska Sea Grant will offer a webinar on Alaska’s potential to join the growing seaweed farming industry. Find out about seaweed culture, harvesting, marketing and permitting, and how Alaskans can get involved in this multibillion-dollar industry.