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Deadlines approach for Sea Grant fellowships

December 8

Alaska Sea Grant is accepting applications for several fellowships for students or recent graduates. Fellows are placed in laboratories, in the field, and in government or nonprofit agencies from Alaska to the US capital in paid positions that provide experience, skill-building, and mentorship.

Report identifies ways to rejuvenate Alaska's commercial fishing fleet

back of fisherman setting a net near the shore

December 5

A new report on Alaska’s aging fishing fleet and loss of access to commercial fisheries in rural communities recommends five steps to reverse these troubling trends.

New report offers potential solutions to reverse “graying of the fleet”

back of fisherman setting a net near the shore

December 4

A new report from a team of Alaska researchers tackles a two-pronged challenge for the 49th state—an aging fishing fleet and rural communities increasingly left out of a multibillion dollar annual harvest and a way of life that has sustained them for generations.

Future Alaska seafood leaders complete week of training

20 people in a group photo

December 1

Twenty-two mid-level seafood managers took part in career-building training offered by Alaska Sea Grant this fall. The Alaska Seafood Leadership Institute prepares up-and-coming industry leaders take their careers to the next level, exposing them to detailed information about all aspects of the seafood processing industry from marketing to human resources.

Student Spotlight: Amanda Blackburn

November 30

When Amanda Blackburn’s sixth-grade class went on a whale-watching cruise, she was enthralled. It was her first time out on the ocean and she loved being surrounded by the water and the abundant marine life. “For as long as I can remember I have been interested in nature, and as a kid spent large amounts of time running around poking stuff with a stick,” the oceanography master’s student says with a quiet smile.

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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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