Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture
A sampling of Alaska Sea Grant activities
Alaska’s coastal communities depend on fish and other marine resources to feed their families and sustain local economies. Commercial fishing and seafood processing are the largest private employers in the state. Subsistence harvest and the culture of sharing resources are found in Alaska Native and non-Native traditions throughout Alaska. Recreation and guided sport fishing activities occur across Alaska’s coasts and waterways.
Seafood quality and safety is an ongoing issue for commercial and personal use food processors. Alaska’s processing industry is remote, seasonal, and diverse with an ever-changing workforce. Small and mid-sized processors face limited training support, limited resources for product analysis, and high energy and production costs.
Alaska's growing aquaculture industry contributes to the state's economic diversity. Shellfish farmers need support for efficient operations and response to potential environmental threats such as disease and increasing ocean acidification.
- Industry-Based Documentation of the Effectiveness of F3 ‘Whale Pingers’ at Reducing Humpback Whale Interactions with Alaska Salmon Fisheries
- Economic Viability of a Directed Skate Fishery in the Gulf of Alaska
- Applying Regime Shift Indicators to Understand the Potential Impacts of a Multi-Year Cold Event on the Bering Sea Ecosystem
- Alaska King Crab Research, Rehabilitation and Biology Program (AKCRRAB)
Meetings and workshops
- Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute (ASPLI)
- Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit (AYFS)
- Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)
- Seafood Processing Quality Control Training (November 2014)