Alaska Sea Grant Newsroom
Recent news releases & blog posts
Alaska Sea Grant will offer a webinar on Alaska’s potential to join the growing seaweed farming industry. Find out about seaweed culture, harvesting, marketing and permitting, and how Alaskans can get involved in this multibillion-dollar industry.
Alaska Sea Grant is offering educational and training opportunities to support the Alaska seafood industry, and home fish smokers, throughout 2017. Currently scheduled are courses on skills to avoid foodborne illness, roe processing, smoked seafood, and leadership training for processing company employees.
To mark its 50-year anniversary celebration, National Sea Grant featured several nationwide projects in a Research-to-Application highlight, among them Tony Gharrett’s 30-year research on Alaska pink salmon. The national program created a video animation outlining milestones of Gharrett’s studies.
About 40 hardy souls—including eight children under the age of 12—took the plunge in Cordova’s harbor earlier this month during the annual Iceworm Festival survival suit races.
Alaska Sea Grant’s Gay Sheffield took part in a One Health exercise with international experts from tribes, government agencies, and academic and private sectors to address vulnerabilities in food systems. The One Health collaborative approach is especially pertinent in the Arctic, where people depend on natural resources for subsistence, including marine and terrestrial wildlife.
Notes from the Field
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.