As glaciers melt, scientists try to figure out how fish will respond

Glaciers are melting in many parts of the world. Southeast Alaska is no different. In this coastal temperate rainforest, about 30 percent of all water flowing from land to sea is glacial melt. That's expected to increase as the planet warms. But how will fish be affected? An Alaska Sea Grant funded research project aims to find out. Read more in the Juneau Empire. (Kevin Gullufsen/Juneau Empire photo)

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Social scientist explores gender and Alaska fisheries

Changes in rules, prices and the environment have swept Alaska’s multibillion-dollar fishing industry in recent decades. How are fishing families reacting and how are gender roles shifting? A former Alaska Sea Grant State Fellow takes a look.

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Training institute grooms future seafood industry leaders

Seafood is big business in Alaska. To help boost the industry and its leadership careers, Alaska Sea Grant will offer a training program that starts in November. It’s called the Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute.

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Everything Alaskans want to know about growing seaweed in our state

To answer questions Alaskans are asking about the seaweed industry, Alaska Sea Grant’s Gary Freitag wrote a short publication on how to get a permit, setting up kelp lines and tending them on the farm, and hurdles that need solving. Seaweed culture is a promising industry for Alaska.

Upcoming events
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Smoked Seafood School

Oct 12–13, 2017
Kodiak, Alaska

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Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute

A training program for future leaders in the seafood industry
Nov 13–17, 2017
Kodiak, Alaska

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2017 Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit

Dec 6–8, 2017
Anchorage, Alaska

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Copper River Delta Science Symposium (14th)

Mar 27–29, 2018
Cordova, Alaska

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3 standing people smile Three interns at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center reported on project outcomes at a recent seminar. Their work will be used by nutritional supplement marketers, Alaska seafood promoters and seafood processing plants.

man fishing on boat Terry Johnson has spent much of his life on boats and on the coast. The marine agent and University of Alaska Fairbanks professor has commercially fished, led marine life viewing tours, assisted fishermen, been a prolific writer and helped coastal residents adapt to climate change.

Charlotte Regula-Whitefield There is a huge need for interaction between scientists and policy-makers, says Sea Grant Knauss Fellow Charlotte Regula-Whitefield. A scientist benefits from knowing the law process and how to reach people in a political bubble, and she’s learning the skills in DC.

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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 September 27 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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