Alaska Sea Grant Bookstore

Books, videos, posters and more from Alaska Sea Grant and our Marine Advisory Program

Marine Mammals of the US North Pacific and Arctic

Marine Mammals of the US North Pacific and Arctic

Color illustrated placard shows 30 species of Alaska marine mammals.

Getting the Most Value When Buying Fishing Vessel Insurance

Getting the Most Value When Buying Fishing Vessel Insurance

New publication provides fishing vessel insurance information for boat owners.

New releases

Climate Change and Alaska Fisheries

Climate Change and Alaska Fisheries

Climate change effects on Alaska fisheries in coming decades. $10

Synopsis of the Hong Kong Seafood Market

Synopsis of the Hong Kong Seafood Market

Hong Kong seafood import-export statistics and consumer trends for US marketers, online publication. Free

Made of Salmon: Alaska Stories from The Salmon Project

Made of Salmon: Alaska Stories from The Salmon Project

Collection of prose and photos on salmon's place in Alaska life. $21.95

Field Guide to Seaweeds of Alaska

Field Guide to Seaweeds of Alaska

Updated! Color photos and descriptions of 100 seaweed species. $30

Alaska Seafood Purchasing Guide for Schools

Alaska Seafood Purchasing Guide for Schools

Information for schools on buying Alaska seafood for student lunches. Free

Field Guides

Marine mammals, turtles, rockfishes, flatfishes, seaweeds, seabird nests, albatrosses...

Field Guide to Sea Stars of the Aleutian Islands

Field Guide to Sea Stars of the Aleutian Islands

Guide to 63 sea stars of the Aleutians, with colorful photos. $30

Field Guide to Seaweeds of Alaska

Field Guide to Seaweeds of Alaska

Updated! Color photos and descriptions of 100 seaweed species. $30

Guide to Marine Mammals and Turtles of the U.S. Pacific

Guide to Marine Mammals and Turtles of the U.S. Pacific

Marine mammals and sea turtles of Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington. $28

Guide to Marine Mammals and Turtles of the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico

Guide to Marine Mammals and Turtles of the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico

Illustrated guide to US Atlantic marine mammals and turtles. $25

Field Guide to Common Marine Fishes and Invertebrates of Alaska

Field Guide to Common Marine Fishes and Invertebrates of Alaska

Identify Alaska marine fishes and invertebrates. $35

Fishing Business Guides

Borrowing money, markets, partnerships, insurance, legal issues, permits and licenses, fishing vessel upkeep, saving on taxes... Most are available as free PDF downloads.

Fishermen's Direct Marketing Manual

Fishermen's Direct Marketing Manual

How to direct-market seafood, 4th edition. Free

Saving Money with Fishing Vessel Energy Audits

Saving Money with Fishing Vessel Energy Audits

Energy conservation measures for fishing vessel owners. Free

Basic Startup Guide for the Direct Market Fisherman

Basic Startup Guide for the Direct Market Fisherman

How—and whether—to start direct-marketing your catch. $1

Fuel-Saving Measures for Fishing Industry Vessels

Fuel-Saving Measures for Fishing Industry Vessels

Reduce fuel consumption on fishing boats, and save money. $1

Tips for Managing Yearly Fishing Income

Tips for Managing Yearly Fishing Income

Fishing season end is time to figure taxes and save for the future. $1

Teaching Resources

Curriculum guides, posters, field guides, career guides, Alaska Seas and Rivers Curriculum, teaching materials...

Alaska Seas and Watersheds Curriculum

Alaska Seas and Watersheds Curriculum

Online marine science curriculum for grades K–8. Free

Where the Land and Sea Meet

Where the Land and Sea Meet

Explore the seashore with these fun activities. $9.95

Life on the Beach: Among Friends and Anemones

Life on the Beach: Among Friends and Anemones

For kids—explore the intertidal zone of Alaska. $9

The Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands: Region of Wonders

The Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands: Region of Wonders

The history, mystery, and majesty of the Bering Sea. $10

Marine Recreation

Halibut and rockfish brochures, recreational boating safety, clean boating, field guides, fuel efficiency...

Best Practices for Carefully Releasing Sport-Caught Halibut

Best Practices for Carefully Releasing Sport-Caught Halibut

Techniques for gently releasing halibut to minimize injury. $.50

Flat Out Facts about Halibut

Flat Out Facts about Halibut

Biology, management, how to catch and ship, recipes, more. $.50

Gulf of Alaska Coastal Travel Routes

Gulf of Alaska Coastal Travel Routes

Online boating travel guide for eastern and central Gulf of Alaska.

Responsible Marine Wildlife Viewing

Responsible Marine Wildlife Viewing

View marine wildlife without disturbing the animals. $3

Save Money on Boat Fuel

Save Money on Boat Fuel

Make your vessel more fuel efficient. $0.50

Climate Change

Adapting to climate change, community monitoring, ocean acidification, climate change and fisheries...

Community-Based Monitoring of Alaska’s Coastal and Ocean Environment

Community-Based Monitoring of Alaska’s Coastal and Ocean Environment

Best practices for Alaska community-based monitoring programs. Free

Ocean Acidification and Fisheries: Alaska's Challenge and Response

Ocean Acidification and Fisheries: Alaska's Challenge and Response

Ocean acidification research and fisheries impacts. $3

Harmful Algal Blooms: What They Mean to Alaskans and How We Can Adapt

Harmful Algal Blooms: What They Mean to Alaskans and How We Can Adapt

What are HABs, why do they matter, how to adapt. Free

Adapting to Climate Change in Alaska

Adapting to Climate Change in Alaska

Video on Alaska's changing climate. $3.75

Responses to Coastal Erosion in Alaska in a Changing Climate

Responses to Coastal Erosion in Alaska in a Changing Climate

How to prevent erosion and avoid erosion risk in coastal Alaska. $10

Seafood Handling and Harvesting

Onboard handling, fish ID guides, shipping and storage, recoveries and yields, gear and methods, fish sausage recipes...

Alaska Seafood Purchasing Guide for Schools

Alaska Seafood Purchasing Guide for Schools

Information for schools on buying Alaska seafood for student lunches. Free

Gillnet Hanging

Gillnet Hanging

Illustrated guide to hanging a gillnet. $6

Net Mending and Patching

Net Mending and Patching

Guide to mending and patching fishing nets. $3

Trashing Your Livelihood: Marine Debris and Commercial Fishing

Trashing Your Livelihood: Marine Debris and Commercial Fishing

Fishermen—learn how debris makes your profits decline. $1

Common Mistakes in HACCP

Common Mistakes in HACCP

Avoid mistakes commonly made in the processing plant. Free

Coastal Community Development

Northern harbor operation and maintenance, adapting to climate change, seafood cold storage facilities, coastal erosion, rat control...

Community-Based Monitoring of Alaska’s Coastal and Ocean Environment

Community-Based Monitoring of Alaska’s Coastal and Ocean Environment

Best practices for Alaska community-based monitoring programs. Free

Safe and Legal Fish Waste Composting in Alaska

Safe and Legal Fish Waste Composting in Alaska

Soil production using fish waste. $1

Alaska Clean Harbors Guidebook

Alaska Clean Harbors Guidebook

Best management practices for certified clean harbors in Alaska. Free

Adapting to Climate Change in Alaska

Adapting to Climate Change in Alaska

Video on Alaska's changing climate. $3.75

Responses to Coastal Erosion in Alaska in a Changing Climate

Responses to Coastal Erosion in Alaska in a Changing Climate

How to prevent erosion and avoid erosion risk in coastal Alaska. $10

Marine Research and Proceedings

Bering Sea, stock assessment, bycatch, crab, genetics, fisheries management, mammal and seabird declines, ecosystems, arctic biodiversity...

Assessing and Managing Data-Limited Fish Stocks

Assessing and Managing Data-Limited Fish Stocks

Peer-reviewed research—individual papers $10.

Fishing for Pollock in a Sea of Change

Fishing for Pollock in a Sea of Change

History and management of the Bering Sea pollock fishery. $30

Fisheries Bycatch: Global Issues and Creative Solutions

Fisheries Bycatch: Global Issues and Creative Solutions

Peer-reviewed research—individual papers free.

Responses of Arctic Marine Ecosystems to Climate Change

Responses of Arctic Marine Ecosystems to Climate Change

Peer-reviewed research—individual papers free.

Fishing People of the North: Cultures, Economies, and Management Responding to Change

Fishing People of the North: Cultures, Economies, and Management Responding to Change

Peer-reviewed research on circumpolar fishing communities. $50

Commercial Fishing Safety and Survival

Fishing safety books and videos, training manuals...

Coping with an Accident at Sea

Coping with an Accident at Sea

How to recover from post-trauma stress. Free

Fishing Vessel Stability: Operational Practices

Fishing Vessel Stability: Operational Practices

How to enhance stability of small fishing vessels. $20

Beating the Odds: A Guide to Commercial Fishing Safety 7th edn

Beating the Odds: A Guide to Commercial Fishing Safety 7th edn

Book on marine safety for commercial fishermen, 7th edition. $15

Flooding Control: Knowledge and Tools to Prevent Sinking

Flooding Control: Knowledge and Tools to Prevent Sinking

Preventive maintenance and steps to control flooding. $20

Family Health and Safety

Recreational boating safety, survival books...

Ocean Fury: Tsunamis in Alaska

Ocean Fury: Tsunamis in Alaska

The 1964 tsunami, the science of tsunamis, and how to prepare. $9

Surviving on the Foods and Water from Alaska's Southern Shores

Surviving on the Foods and Water from Alaska's Southern Shores

Shore survival and wilderness sources of food in southeastern Alaska. $7.50

Preventing and Treating Seasickness

Preventing and Treating Seasickness

Tips on preventing or treating seasickness. $.50

It Could Have Been Prevented

It Could Have Been Prevented

Dramatic video about small boat safety in rural Alaska. $15

Encountering Environmental Hazards on Alaska’s Coasts

Encountering Environmental Hazards on Alaska’s Coasts

Onlne guide on responding to environmental hazards on Alaska's coasts. Free

Aquaculture

Shellfish farming, salmon hatcheries, developing a mariculture business, PSP, aquaculture safety...

What Does Genetics Have to Do with It? 3rd edn

What Does Genetics Have to Do with It? 3rd edn

Genetics and fisheries in an online-only publication. Free

Alaska Oyster Growers Manual, 4th edn

Alaska Oyster Growers Manual, 4th edn

Comprehensive guidance on oyster farming. Free

Ocean Ranching

Ocean Ranching

History and present-day operations of Alaska's salmon hatcheries. $15