RaLonde receives superior outreach award



NR: SG-2012/NB042

Ray RaLonde with award

Fairbanks, Alaska—During Sea Grant Week 2012, held September 17–21 in Girdwood, Alaska, one of our very own received the Superior Outreach Program Award, presented by the Sea Grant Extension Assembly in recognition of outstanding leadership, teamwork, and accomplishment by Sea Grant extension personnel.

Ray RaLonde, the Alaska Sea Grant MAP aquaculture specialist, received the award for his career-long pursuit of safe subsistence and personal use harvest of shellfish in Alaska, and his tireless devotion to diversifying through aquaculture the economies of isolated coastal communities in Southcentral and Southeast Alaska. Congratulations from all of us to you, Ray.

The Alaska Sea Grant College Program is a statewide marine research, education, communication, and extension service at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. Alaska Sea Grant is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and private industry.

The Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program is a statewide university extension and technical assistance program that helps Alaskans wisely use, conserve, and enjoy Alaska's marine and coastal resources.