Jane Sullivan

Alaska Sea Grant chooses three new state fellows

Three new Alaska Sea Grant state fellows will gain a year of professional experience in marine policy beginning this summer. This year’s fellows — Sarah Apsens, Jane Sullivan and Jennifer Marsh — are all graduate students in the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.

Torie Baker

Torie Baker steers Alaska fishermen toward success

Cordova Marine Advisory Agent Torie Baker helps fishermen connect with each other and run successful businesses.

Seanbob Kelly

Kelly thrives in Alaska fisheries management after Knauss Fellowship

The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship gave Seanbob Kelly the skills to work more effectively on fisheries management issues back in his home state of Alaska.

boat and iceberg

Gulf of Alaska coastal guide available online

Terry Johnson, Alaska Sea Grant marine recreation and tourism specialist, has completed an online guide to the central and western Gulf of Alaska coast, geared toward recreational boaters.

Ginny Eckert

Ginny Eckert inspires big-picture thinking in her research and students

Professor Ginny Eckert likes having a comprehensive understanding of the world around her. She inspires the next generation of researchers to think about real-world questions.

walruses on sea ice

Biotoxins may affect human use of Arctic mammals

Study that finds small amounts of biotoxins in Arctic marine mammals is a big concern for Alaska residents who feed them to their families.

Upcoming events
Workshops • Meetings • Classes

Get Your Feet Wet!

Apr 1–May 31, 2016
Online event

Fishing Vessel - Drill Conductor Training (AMSEA)

May 27–28, 2016
Kodiak, Alaska

USCG License Class - 6 Pack to 100 GT Masters

Aug 1–10, 2016
Unalaska, Alaska

Smoked Seafood School

Oct 12–14, 2016
Kodiak, Alaska

HACCP – Kodiak

Nov 10–11, 2016
Kodiak, Alaska

Seafood Processing Quality Control Training

Nov 14–18, 2016
Kodiak, Alaska

More workshops, meetings, and classes

Highlights

Get Your Feet WetAlaska Sea Grant invites teachers to register their field trips during a “Get Your Feet Wet” online educational event at the Alaska Seas and Watersheds website. In exchange, Sea Grant will send tips and resources for learning activities about Alaska’s marine and aquatic environments.

community-based monitoringCommunity-based monitoring in Alaska is widespread and growing. Alaska Sea Grant and AOOS have teamed up on a website to provide information, guidance and resources to CBM programs.

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.

fishing boat, by Deborah MercyLooking for a job in Alaska's fisheries, seafood, or maritime industries? Visit our Alaska Marine Jobs board on the web or follow @AKMarineJobs on Twitter for jobs, fellowships and internships.

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 July 20 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.

placeholderThe Smoking Alaska Seafood for Fun and Profit workshop in Kodiak is for anyone interested in smoking and processing fish, including home fish-smoking enthusiasts, small smokehouse operators, fishermen interested in direct marketing their fish, and commercial operators. The next workshop is August 25–27.

Alaska Sea Grant Newsletters

AKCRRAB News Flash

SCUBA diver studying ocean floor

February 2016 NOAA released over 12,000 juvenile red king crabs in Kodiak waters last fall, and tracked them for six months, seeking data on optimum release time and crab size for maximum survival.

Fishlines

Sea Grant Fellow Jane Sullivan

May 2016 Three new Alaska Sea Grant State Fellows will gain professional experience in marine policy in Alaska, starting this summer—Sarah Apsens, Jane Sullivan, and Jennifer Marsh.

Notes from the Field

humpback tail flukes

October 2015 From Kodiak Marine Mammal Specialist Bree Witteveen: Missing whales in the Shumagin Islands