2010 News Releases

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Southeast Alaska food security subject of UAF research

9 December 2010

UAF's Cooperative Extension Service and the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program are asking Southeast Alaskans to complete an online survey aimed at learning more about the region's food security concerns.

Southeast shrimp fishermen could receive up to $12,000

8 December 2010

Southeast Alaska commercial shrimp fishermen can get up to $12,000 from Uncle Sam if they sign up before Dec. 23 for a free federal program that provides training for people in industries suffering from foreign competition.

Next phase of king crab research nets $460,000

3 December 2010

Biologists developing the science and technology to raise wild king crab in hatcheries have received $460K in grants and support to assess how the crab may fare in the wild.

Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program holds workshops to help public understand how environmental policy is made

20 October 2010

The Dillingham office of the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program is planning workshops to help the public understand how environmental policy is made.

Seaweeds a passion for “nerdy” Juneau biologist

13 October 2010

A new field guide to Alaska seaweeds is written by a federal marine biologist who always knew what she wanted to do when she grew up.

Alaska crab research nets donation from major California seafood retailer

24 September 2010

Santa Monica Seafood, a family-owned seafood company based in Santa Monica, California, made a donation to Alaska Sea Grant for its research program aimed at rebuilding Alaska's collapsed red and blue king crab stocks.

Alaska Sea Grant receives grants to boost shellfish farming, track invasive marine species and collect data from stranded marine mammals

24 September 2010

Three federal and state grants totaling over $1 million will be used by Alaska Sea Grant to establish a statewide network of citizen scientists to track the spread of marine invasive species, conduct an instruction and training program aimed at jump-starting the shellfish farming industry, and launch an effort to collect better information about marine mammals that strand on the state's coast.

Alaska Sea Grant to fund $1 million in marine research

8 June 2010

Alaska Sea Grant will provide $1 million in federal funding during the next two years to support marine research across the state.

Legislature, governor, university contribute to coastal Alaska through Marine Advisory Program funding

4 June 2010

Alaska governor signs bill providing funds for Marine Advisory Program positions.

Cordova Marine Advisory agent recalls trip to Louisiana oil spill

27 May 2010

Torie Baker, the regional Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program agent in Cordova, recently traveled to the Louisiana coast to offer advice and consolation to the fishing communities being affected by the recent offshore oil spill there.

Feds make $6 million available for aquaculture research

20 April 2010

National Sea Grant announces aquaculture research grant competition.

Alaska Sea Grant to undergo national review

10 April 2010

A federal Site Review Team will review and discuss the Alaska Sea Grant Program’s management and organization, stakeholder engagement, and collaborative network/NOAA activities. Public comments due no later than May 11, 2010.

Sitka and Ketchikan to host marine refrigeration workshops open to commercial fishermen

7 April 2010

Workshops on how to maintain, troubleshoot and better understand onboard refrigeration equipment will be offered in Ketchikan and Sitka.

UA seeks state funding for marine extension in six coastal communities

23 February 2010

Marine Advisory Program asks Alaska Legislature to fund offices in six coastal communities.

UAF study examines economic impact of halibut-sablefish quota system

4 February 2010

Economically speaking, are Alaska's coastal communities better off now, or worse, as a result of quota share fishery management?

Marine Advisory Program news highlights

29 January 2010

MAP news: agent appointed to boating board, agent funding sought, partnership formed with ecotour company to promote science education.