2008 News Releases

Business 101 for Kodiak's Hispanic women aims to inspire entrepreneurship

16 December 2008

Alaska Sea Grant has joined with several local organizations and the Alaska Cooperative Extension Service to organize a Spanish-language workshop aimed at helping Hispanic women launch businesses.

Alaska Sea Grant seeks college students for national marine policy fellowship

11 December 2008

The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship offers an exciting opportunity for Alaska applicants with an interest in national policy decisions affecting coastal and ocean resources.

Alaska Sea Grant looks to fund research that helps coastal communities

11 December 2008

Alaska Sea Grant is looking for creative research proposals that will help the state address the impacts of environmental change on coastal communities and increase the value of its coastal and ocean resources.

Princess Tours' senior Alaska executive joins the Alaska Sea Grant Advisory Committee

17 November 2008

Princess Tours Vice President of Community and Public Affairs Bruce Bustamante has joined the Alaska Sea Grant College Program Advisory Committee.

Alaska fishermen netted by high fuel costs take steps both easy and drastic

17 November 2008

When Alaska diesel fuel prices surged past $5 a gallon this past summer, commercial fishermen fished less, skipped openings, fished closer to home, and in some cases quit fishing before the season ended, all in an effort to save money on fuel. Learn more about Alaska Sea Grant's survey on the impact of high fuel prices on commercial fishermen.

Marine Advisory agent helps release entangled humpback

26 September 2008

Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program agent Gary Freitag was in the right spot at the right time recently to lend a hand releasing a humpback whale entangled in commercial fishing gillnet. See photos and read his report.

Fishermen, have you found ways to save fuel? Tell the Alaska Marine Advisory Program

18 September 2008

The Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program has joined with the United Fishermen of Alaska to launch an online survey of how high fuel costs have affected fishermen across the state.

Alaska marine science organizations join forces, highlight climate change awareness

8 September 2008

A consortium of state marine research organizations will use a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to foster awareness of ocean issues amid a changing Alaska climate.

The Business of Fish offers fishermen a chance to hone skills without leaving home

3 September 2008

Helping Alaska's mom-and-pop commercial fishermen become more savvy about their business, and maybe claim a larger slice of the world seafood pie, is the aim of a new course, "The Business of Fish."

Coastal calendar commemorates Alaska Statehood

24 July 2008

Alaska Sea Grant offers the Statehood Edition of the 2009 Alaska Coastal Calendar. The calendar is packed with stunning color images of Alaska's coast, and informative narratives and historical facts highlight Alaska's statehood journey.

Marine Advisory Program offers boaters tips to conserve fuel, save money

20 June 2008

Terry Johnson, a Marine Advisory Program agent, has prepared a list of steps that can help lessen the impact of high fuel cost for Alaska boaters.

UAF students named Dean John A. Knauss Fellows

19 June 2008

The National Sea Grant Program has named three University of Alaska Fairbanks graduate students Dean John A. Knauss Fellows. The fellows will spend a year in Washington, D.C., learning how the federal government makes national marine environmental policy.

Alaska Sea Grant announces 2008-2010 projects

21 May 2008

Improving fisheries management models, increasing the size of farm-raised oysters, and learning how to raise red and blue king crab in large-scale hatcheries are among the goals of research to be funded by the Alaska Sea Grant College Program over the next two years.

Alaska Sea Grant director announces retirement

20 May 2008

Alaska Sea Grant Director Brian Allee announced his retirement from the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (SFOS), effective May 30, 2008.

Beating the odds on the North Pacific

15 May 2008

Alaska Sea Grant and the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association team up to promote marine safety training.

Red king crabs hatch millions of larvae in Seward hatchery

29 April 2008

Red king crabs hatch in second year of research project aimed at learning how to raise crabs in hatcheries.

Where should your tax dollars go?

20 February 2008

Alaska Sea Grant seeks stakeholder input on research needs in the Aleutian Islands region.

Alaskans regroup in battle against marine debris

23 January 2008

The Marine Debris in Alaska workshop will take place February 14–15 at the Egan Convention Center in Anchorage. Organizers said the workshop is needed to coordinate and prioritize statewide marine debris removal, education, and outreach, and to map a strategy for future prevention and cleanup efforts.

Dialogue sought on North Aleutian Basin oil and gas development

23 January 2008

The North Aleutians Basin Energy-Fisheries workshop will take place March 18–19 at the Anchorage Marriot Downtown Hotel. The public meeting seeks insights into the economic, social, and environmental questions that must be addressed to make energy development environmentally safe as well as socially and economically beneficial for the region's residents.

Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program and UAF Northwest Campus host IPY speaker series in Nome

08 January 2008

As part of International Polar Year (IPY) 2007–2009, the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program and University of Alaska Fairbanks, Northwest campus, have launched a speaker series in Nome, Alaska. This series is meant to facilitate discussions of current polar issues between local residents and academic experts.