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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.

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Shoreline monitoring in Goodnews Bay, Alaska, will help residents map changes

If a storm wreaks havoc on coastal Goodnews Bay, Alaska, new research by University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists may help the town qualify for relief funding. Efforts to link local perspectives with monitored shoreline changes will vastly improve the understanding of the region’s coastal evolution.

Upcoming events
Workshops • Meetings • Classes

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Long-term Challenges to Alaska’s Salmon and Salmon-Dependent Communities

A workshop coordinated by the Center for Salmon and Society
Nov 1–3, 2016
Anchorage, Alaska

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HACCP – Kodiak

Nov 10–11, 2016
Kodiak, Alaska

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Seafood Processing Quality Control Training

Nov 14–18, 2016
Kodiak, Alaska

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HACCP – Kodiak

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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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


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 November 16 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.


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October 2016 The Center for Salmon and Society, Alaska Sea Grant, and partners will host a workshop to address challenges to Alaska’s salmon culture and economy.

Notes from the Field

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October 2015 From Kodiak Marine Mammal Specialist Bree Witteveen: Missing whales in the Shumagin Islands