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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.

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Fisheries students from University of Alaska Fairbanks win awards at science symposium

Alaska Sea Grant director Paula Cullenberg presented UAF students Sarah Traiger and Jenell Larsen with awards at the 2017 Alaska Marine Science Symposium in Anchorage.

Kelly Cates

Knauss Fellow Spotlight: Kelly Cates

University of Alaska Fairbanks graduate student Kelly Cates begins her Knauss Fellowship in Washington, DC, in February at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. A master’s student in fisheries at UAF, Cates will work at the NOAA Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs. Her career goal is to foster better cooperation among scientists, lawmakers, government officials, and the public so that science informs important policy decisions. As she drove across the country to DC, Cates took time to answer a few questions.

Charlotte Regula-Whitefield

Knauss Fellow Spotlight: Charlotte Regula-Whitefield

With a freshly minted PhD in hand, University of Alaska Fairbanks graduate Charlotte Regula-Whitefield is heading to Washington, D.C. to begin a Knauss Fellowship in the office of Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski. We sat down with Charlotte to find out what brought her to this point, and what she hopes for the experience to come.

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Job details available for potential 2017 state fellowship positions

The Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship is entering its third year. We've posted 10 fellowship position descriptions from NOAA, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Office of the Lt. Governor, and more, for the 2017 fellowship year. They provide unique professional opportunities for soon-to-graduate or recently finished graduate students interested in the science and policy needed to keep our marine resources healthy.

Upcoming events
Workshops • Meetings • Classes

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Riding the Rising Tide of Seaweed Farming: Alaska’s Opportunity?

Feb 28, 2017
Statewide online distance delivery

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HACCP (Anchorage March 2017)

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

More workshops, meetings, and classes


salmon in cansAlaska Sea Grant will offer three seafood-related educational and training opportunities in February. The courses cover direct marketing, process improvement, and skills to avoid foodborne illnesses.

diver entering the waterAlaska Sea Grant requests marine research proposals on Alaska issues—creative and innovative pre-proposals in the natural, social, and education sciences are due February 27.

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 March 22 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.


Kelly Cates

January 2017 Alaska Sea Grant–sponsored Knauss Fellows will start their jobs in the nation’s capital—Charlotte Regula-Whitefield in Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office, and Kelly Cates in the NOAA Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs.

Notes from the Field

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