As Congress wades through the budget process, Alaska Sea Grant receives strong support from the commercial fishing industry.
Alaska Sea Grant seafood specialists developed a pet treat from pollock skins that has proven very popular with dogs. Last month they won an award for the product, for “innovation in research leading to commercialization” from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization.
Gary Freitag, Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory agent, is getting the word out about a technique that could enhance farmed oyster and kelp productivity. The quick-result method could help farmers in Alaska, allowing for the selection of faster growing cultured individuals.
More whales than ever are getting tangled in fishing gear and debris, causing some to drown, starve or get serious infections. Disentangling whales can be dangerous and difficult but the more people who can do it, the better. Alaska Sea Grant is hosting a training in Unalaska to prepare more individuals to respond to whale entanglements.
Researchers at the University of Alaska Anchorage and Purdue University see China as a promising market for Alaska salmon. They interviewed more than 1,000 consumers in major China cities and found that seafood from pristine Alaska waters harvested in a sustainable fishery is appealing to residents, many of whom have higher incomes.
Workshops • Meetings • Classes
Jul 20–22, 2017
Our Waters: Many Streams, One Ocean
Aug 7–11, 2017
Sep 20–21, 2017
Oct 12–13, 2017
A training program for future leaders in the seafood industry
Nov 13–17, 2017
Dec 6–8, 2017
The Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute (ASPLI) gives mid-career employees a boost in moving up the leadership ladder, to keep the seafood industry strong and support the Alaska workforce.
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.
Alaska Aquaculture Resources is a searchable collection of more than 160 publications, presentations, videos, and links for Alaska shellfish and seaweed farmers and businesses.
Learn 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.
Alaska'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 26 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.