Field Guide to Seaweeds in Alaska

Spectacular seaweed identification book back in stock!

This book by seaweed experts is the only Alaska seaweed field guide, with beautiful color photos and descriptions of 100 species. Printed on waterproof paper.

iceberg

Call for state fellowship applicants

Apply now for an Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship. Graduate students can launch their careers with a 12-month position in an Alaska-based agency. Application deadline February 12.

sea otters

Burgeoning sea otter population in southern Southeast Alaska depletes commercial fishery species

Southeast Alaska sea otters enjoy feeding on sea cucumbers, sea urchins, Dungeness crabs and geoducks. Unfortunately, so do people.

Davin Holen

Davin Holen joins Alaska Sea Grant as our new coastal community resilence specialist

Holen will provide Alaska community residents with tools for hazard mitigation, economic resilience and climate change adaptation planning.

Kim Powell

Glacier silt hinders establishment of kelp bed communities

Long-term build-up of silt from glacier melt is limiting growth and establishment of kelp beds in Kachemak Bay, according to an ongoing project. 

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Manufacturing partnership comes to Alaska

The Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference will work with Alaska Sea Grant to provide seafood processor training as part of a new federal grant to support small manufacturing businesses in Alaska.

Upcoming events
Workshops • Meetings • Classes

Better Process Control School

Feb 10–12, 2016
Anchorage, Alaska

Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your Outboard

Feb 20–21, 2016
Kodiak, Alaska

Outboard Engine Maintenance and Repair

Feb 26–28, 2016
Homer, Alaska

Starting and Operating a Specialty Food Business

Mar 1–15, 2016
Fairbanks, Alaska

Alaska Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop

Mar 18–19, 2016
Unalaska, Alaska

Roe Workshop

Apr 28–29, 2016
Kodiak, Alaska

HACCP – Kodiak

May 12–13, 2016
Kodiak, 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 March 23 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

student near coastline

June 2015 UAF grad student Courtney Lyons successfully defends PhD thesis on fishing community sustainability and king crab in the Pribilof Islands.

Fishlines

person harvesting seaweed

January 2016 We welcome new coastal community resilience specialist Davin Holen. Raised in the Susitna Valley, Holen managed an ADF&G subsistence program and taught anthropology at UAA.

Notes from the Field

humpback tail flukes

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