two people pull on kelp in water

University of Alaska professor receives Sea Grant funding for seaweed aquaculture research

Cultivated seaweeds drive a $6.6 billion industry worldwide, and the global commercial seaweed market is growing rapidly. With Sea Grant funding, scientist Michael Stekoll's research aims to help seaweed growers in Alaska be more successful.

Petersburg NOSB team at quiz bowl

Diary of a National Ocean Sciences Bowl coach

Each year, Alaska holds a regional competition as part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. Sunny Rice has co-coached the Petersburg NOSB team every year since 2009.

house on edge of eroding coastline

Symposium will address climate displacement, migration and relocation

Residents in Hawaiʻi, Alaska and the Pacific Islands are on the front lines of the impacts of climate change, and moving to a safer location is one of many adaptation responses that communities are considering. An upcoming symposium aims to address legal and policy challenges and questions surrounding climate displacement and relocation.

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New book helps seafood suppliers target Hong Kong market

Seafood suppliers in Alaska and nationwide have an important new resource for marketing their catch, providing a comprehensive analysis of the Hong Kong seafood market and valuable information on products favored by Hong Kong consumers and buyers.

Upcoming events
Workshops • Meetings • Classes

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Alaska Shellfish Growers Association Conference

Dec 9–10, 2016
Anchorage, Alaska

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HACCP (Kodiak February 2017)

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point
Feb 13–14, 2017
Kodiak, Alaska

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Better Process Control School

Feb 15–17, 2017
Kodiak, Alaska

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Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium 2017

Apr 18–21, 2017
Kodiak, Alaska

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Impacts of a Changing Environment on the Dynamics of High-latitude Fish and Fisheries

31st Wakefield Symposium
May 9–12, 2017
Anchorage, Alaska

More workshops, meetings, and classes

Highlights

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 January 18 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

two researchers pulling kelp from water

November 2016 A new $418,000 grant from National Sea Grant will fund a seaweed farming study by University of Alaska Southeast professor Michael Stekoll.

Notes from the Field

students at quiz

October 2016 From Petersburg Marine Advisory agent Sunny Rice: Diary of a National Ocean Sciences Bowl coach