2009 News Releases

Scientists look to fourth year of crab hatchery research

18 Dcember 2009

Scientists studying how to hatch and raise large numbers of larval Alaska king crab recently received wild adult king crab broodstock for another year of research.

Alaska's young fishermen to gather to become savvy businessmen, chart industry future

28 October 2009

The next Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit will be held in Anchorage, December 7–9, 2009. The summit is the third in the series for people just getting started in commercial fishing, and who want to take leadership roles in the industry.

UAF seafood scientist receives international acclaim

09 October 2009

For Chuck Crapo, an Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program seafood scientist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, decades of toil and commitment were recently rewarded.

CoastWise Alaska radio service highlights marine topics and connects the university to coastal communities

01 October 2009

CoastWise Alaska is a new, free audio news and feature service that spotlights stories about coastal Alaska science, business, and the environment.

Science symposium announcement: Ecosystems 2010: Global Progress on Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management

30 September 2009

Alaska Sea Grant is pleased to announce the 26th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium, Ecosystems 2010: Global Progress on Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management. This international meeting will take place November 8–11, 2010, in Anchorage, Alaska.

Boating, marine species ID books published by Alaska Sea Grant

24 September 2009

Three new publications from Alaska Sea Grant highlight subjects sure to be of interest to Alaska boaters, marine scientists and other people curious about Alaska's marine environment.

Bristol Bay region welcomes local as new Marine Advisory Program agent

9 September 2009

Bristol Bay, home to Alaska’s largest wild commercial salmon fishery, once again has an Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program (MAP) agent to help fishermen, seafood processors and marketers, and other marine resource users.

Christie to lead Alaska Sea Grant

23 July 2009 [SFOS news release]

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has appointed David Christie as the director of the Alaska Sea Grant College Program.

Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program releases videos aimed at helping commercial fishermen improve salmon quality

15 May 2009

The Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program has released a series of nine videos on improving salmon quality. The videos were produced with gillnet fishermen in mind, but much of the information will be valuable to all gear types.

Fishermen invited to marine refrigeration workshops in Kodiak, Homer, Anchorage

16 April 2009

The Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program is offering marine refrigeration workshops for commercial fishermen.

Alaska Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence hires noted Homer educator

26 March 2009

Marilyn Sigman, a respected marine science educator from Homer, has been named education specialist for the recently established Alaska Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE Alaska) in Anchorage.

Sea Grant publishes proceedings of Aleutian Energy-Fisheries Workshop

25 March 2009

Proceedings from a statewide workshop on offshore oil and gas development near the Aleutian Islands and Bristol Bay is now available from the Alaska Sea Grant College Program.

Oil spill legal experts reunite for 20th anniversary of Exxon spill

18 March 2009

A series of public events reunite the Alaska Sea Grant Legal Research team on the 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Facing hard times, South Carolina shrimpers look to Alaska for help

06 March 2009

South Carolina shrimp fishermen come to Alaska to take part in a unique exchange with Alaska fishermen, biologists, and fisheries business experts.

Fish business course available on TV and the Web

14 January 2009

Helping Alaska's commercial fishermen become business savvy is the aim of a new eleven-week course called "The Business of Fish," offered by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program.