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Alaska Sea Grant helps get new fish plant rolling

welcome to Hydaburg sign

June 26

A new fish plant opened in Hydaburg, a village in Southeast Alaska that is revitalizing its seafood industry. Alaska Sea Grant's Chris Sannito was a lead consultant on the project, helping the plant manager meet government requirements for safe food handling.

With the world’s most valuable wild salmon fishery under way, Alaska Sea Grant promotes marine safety at Bristol Bay Fish Expo

Alaska Sea Grant trade show table

June 21

More than 40 million sockeye salmon are expected to return to Bristol Bay in southwest Alaska this summer. Of those, about 29 million could potentially be harvested, making it the world’s largest wild salmon run. To help commercial fishermen get their boats and themselves ready for the fast-paced fishing season, Alaska Sea Grant’s Gabe Dunham shared his knowledge at the recent Bristol Bay Fish Expo in Naknek.

Fishing industry backs Alaska Sea Grant funding

United Fishermen of Alaska

June 15

As Congress wades through the budget process, Alaska Sea Grant receives strong support from the commercial fishing industry.

From fish waste to Fido snacks: turning pollock skins into pet treats

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June 13

Alaska Sea Grant seafood specialists developed a pet treat from pollock skins that has proven very popular with dogs. Last month they won an award for the product, for “innovation in research leading to commercialization” from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization.

New technique could improve Alaska farmed oyster and kelp productivity

Man stands at worktable

June 12

Gary Freitag, Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory agent, is getting the word out about a technique that could enhance farmed oyster and kelp productivity. The quick-result method could help farmers in Alaska, allowing for the selection of faster growing cultured individuals.

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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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