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Recent news releases

Alaska Sea Grant invests over $1 million in research

18 November 2015

Alaska Sea Grant has awarded over $1 million to six new research projects focused on critical coastal environmental and economic challenges in Alaska.

Sitka Sound abalone and kelp: Looking for answers

diver and kelp

13 November 2015

A new monitoring program in Sitka Sound is using scuba surveys to answer basic questions about kelp and abalone and develop a system to track how the species are changing.

Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit unites early career fishermen

Young fisherman piloting vessel

4 November 2015

In January 2016, the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program will host the sixth Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit. AYFS offers leadership training, networking capacity and opportunities for fishermen under 40 and/or in the business for less than five years.

Alaska seafood processing expert helps explore creative solutions to industry challenges

Processing fish filets

27 October 2015

To celebrate National Seafood Month, Alaska Sea Grant seafood technology specialist Chris Sannito talks about challenges in the seafood processing industry and some possible solutions.

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Notes from the Field

Missing whales in the Shumagin Islands

Bree Witteveen

October 2015

For Marine Mammal Specialist Bree Witteveen, a trip to the Shumagins usually means seeing an abundance of whales—but not this year.

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CoastWise Alaska radio stories

Audio news and information service of Alaska Sea Grant, offered as a public service to radio stations, schools, environmental groups, and others without charge. Note: CoastWise was discontinued in 2009, but radio transcripts and mp3 files are available online.

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Arctic Science Journeys

Interesting and informative programs about science, culture, and the environment of the circumpolar north. Note: ASJ was discontinued in 2005, but radio transcripts from 1996 to 2005 and audio files beginning in 1998 are available online.