paula cullenberg

Paula Cullenberg
Director, Alaska Sea Grant

Professor, UAF

Phone: 907.274.9692
Fax: 907.277.5242

Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program
1007 W 3rd Avenue #100
Anchorage, AK 99501


Paula Cullenberg is the director of Alaska Sea Grant. She has been the program leader of MAP since 2004, and has also been the MAP coastal community development specialist. She is a professor in the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.  Paula’s focus is on the sustainability of Alaska’s fishing communities.


Paula brings to Alaska Sea Grant 30 years of experience in Alaska working with commercial fisheries, program management, and rural economic development. Currently she is the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association and a member of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Rural Outreach Committee. She has been a commercial salmon fisherman in Bristol Bay for over 20 years, and has participated in herring and halibut fisheries around the state. Fifteen years ago, Paula was the MAP extension agent in Bristol Bay, where her first child was born. She is author of Gillnet Hanging and coauthor of Sea Grant's Biological Field Techniques for Chionoecetes Crabs. Formerly director of UAA's North Pacific Fisheries Observer Training Center, she was happy to return to lead the Marine Advisory Program in 2004.


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