2005 News Releases

Alaska Sea Grant to help Gulf Coast fishermen

10 November 2005

Alaska Sea Grant will donate a percentage of earnings to U.S. Gulf Coast fishermen affected by hurricanes in 2005.

Pacific rockfish scientists to share research

7 September 2005

The health of Pacific rockfish stocks is the topic of the 23rd Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium, "Biology, Assessment, and Management of North Pacific Rockfishes," to be held in Anchorage Sept. 13–15.

Metlakatla oysters debut in Fairbanks

18 August 2005

The Southeast Alaska Indian community of Metlakatla has begun shellfish farming, thanks to the help of Alaska Sea Grant and a federal grant aimed at diversifying the region's economy.

Annual Aleutian Life Forum kicks off

11 August 2005

Unalaska hosts researchers, students, and government agencies in the first Aleutian Life Forum August 16–20. The forum will be an annual event whose mission is to celebrate and encourage understanding of the diversity of life in the Aleutian Islands.

UAF scientists release humpback whale entangled in fishing gear

28 July 2005

A team of UAF researchers successfully released a young humpback whale that had become entangled in commercial crab fishing lines and buoys in waters near Kodiak Tuesday night (July 26, 2005).

Sea Grant publications and videos win awards

10 June 2005

Alaska Sea Grant received seven awards, including an unprecedented five first-place honors, for excellence in publication and video production from the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC).

United Nations, Pakistan, thank Steiner

9 June 2005

Rick Steiner, professor and conservation specialist with the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, was honored recently by the United Nations and the national government of Pakistan.

Government/industry partnership helps small fishing vessels meet federal and state seabird regulations

24 May 2005

Streamer lines to keep seabirds off baited hooks are now available for small-boat longline fishermen.

MAP aquaculture specialist spotlighted

1 April 2005

The UAF Newsroom offers a web feature on Ray RaLonde, Aquaculture Specialist with the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program.

Fishermen's Direct Marketing Manual

28 March 2005

New publication from Alaska Sea Grant helps commercial fishermen market their own catch.

American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting

17 March 2005

The 135th annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society will be held in Anchorage, September 11–15, 2005. Alaska Sea Grant's 23rd Lowell Wakefield Symposium on rockfishes will be held in conjunction with the AFS meeting.

Copper River Salmon Workshop No. 1

8 March 2005

The first of a two-workshop series designed to foster a broader understanding of the natural and human-influenced processes affecting wild salmon stocks within the Copper River watershed, held in Anchorage April 12–14, 2005.

Sea Grant video featured in first Alaska Ocean Film Festival

8 March 2005

An Alaska Sea Grant video on the 1964 Alaska earthquake and tsunamis is the highlight of the new Alaska Ocean Film Festival in Anchorage, March 10.

Sea Grant/NOAA Fisheries sponsor conference

7 March 2005

Alaska Sea Grant is helping NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region sponsor Managing Fisheries–Empowering Communities, a conference aimed at better understanding the impacts of commercial fishery management decision on Alaska coastal communities.

Steiner helps form Shipping Safety Partnership

25 February 2005

Alaska Sea Grant conservation specialist Rick Steiner is helping a coalition of business and conservation groups push for new protections from oil spills in Alaska's Aleutian Islands. Read more in the Environment News Service, February 24, 2005.

Juneau-Douglas captures science bowl

25 February 2005

Team Steller wins statewide high school ocean science competition.

Tsunami video to air on Alaska Public TV

6 January 2005

An Alaska Sea Grant documentary about the 1964 Alaska earthquake and resulting tsunamis will air on KUAC Alaska One Television on Thursday, January 6, 2005, at 7 p.m., and again Friday, January 7, at 10:30 p.m.