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Regional place-based science conferences good for scientists and locals

Green mountains surround bay with town

March 27

Alaska Sea Grant will host two science conferences in April, one in the Aleutian Islands chain, the other in the fishing port of Kodiak. The conferences provide a forum for learning and collaborating between scientists and the public.

Two seafood science summer internships available in Kodiak

silhouette of gillnet boat on the water

March 23

Alaska Sea Grant and the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute are offering two seafood science summer internships in Kodiak. One will focus on creating online content about wild seafood products and issues, and the second internship will investigate parasite control measures for wild Alaska seafood products.

Kodiak trade show set to boost fishing community

dock with boats and people

March 20

Alaska Sea Grant will sponsor several events at the 2017 ComFish Alaska trade show, March 30–April 1 in Kodiak. Take a seat at the speaker forum, sign up for a fishermen's skills competition, watch a lifeboat pop and more.

Alaska’s congressional delegation says Sea Grant funding should remain

Senator talking to group of people

March 16

In the wake of the White House's proposed elimination of funding for Sea Grant, Alaska's congressional delegation has expressed strong support for the Alaska program. In a letter to the Office of Management and Budget, Alaska’s senators called the proposed cuts to NOAA, which houses Sea Grant, dangerous and drastic.

Food safety short course offered for Alaska producers

food in jars

March 9

Alaska Sea Grant is offering a short course for Alaska food processors on preventive controls for human food. Food producers who take the class will be able to comply with a new food regulation and also improve their business.

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Notes from the Field

Diary of a National Ocean Sciences Bowl coach

Sunny Rice

October 2016

Each year, Alaska holds a regional competition as part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. Sunny Rice has co-coached the Petersburg NOSB team every year since 2009.

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