Gary Freitag

Gary Freitag
MAP Agent

Associate Professor, UAF

Phone: 907-617-8990
Fax: 907-225-3895

Website: Projects Website

Robertson/Hamilton Technical Center
600 Stedman
Ketchikan, AK 99901


My primary focus is to provide educational and technical assistance to Alaska's marine resources industries and to provide marine related outreach to those who live and work in Southern Southeast Alaska.


My expertise is in oceanography and salmon fisheries. I also have developed expertise in marine mammal necropsy and disentanglement through working with NOAA’s marine mammal stranding network. In addition, I work with research and outreach efforts in the areas of invasive species; baseline marine monitoring, salmon fishery forecasting and assessment. I also dedicate effort in teaching classes for the UAS Fisheries Technology Program.




Current projects

My current projects are:

What I like about living in Alaska

Scenery, lifestyle, people, and clean air and water, what more could one want?

What I do for fun

I like to fly a plane I built, scuba dive/underwater photography, woodwork, listen to music, ride bicycles and motor scooters, amateur radio communication and beachcombing.

Why I love my job

As faculty member in the public service unit of the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Sea Grant Program, I am doing things that I could have just as easily included in the “What I Do for fun” section of this outline. It also gives me the opportunity to work with the other dynamic professionals of the Alaska Sea Grant Program.

Links to websites of selected projects

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