2013 News Releases

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CoBank pledges $100,000 to Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit

11 December 2013

A new $100,000 pledge from CoBank will support the Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit, a University of Alaska Fairbanks program that provides professional development for young fishermen and those new to the business.

NOAA Fisheries – Sea Grant Fellowship opportunities

9 December 2013

Alaska Sea Grant announces fellowship opportunities in fisheries population and ecosystem dynamics and in marine resource economics.

Upside down bioblitz in Ketchikan looks for species, trains volunteers

2 December 2013

Alaska Sea Grant and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center team up to teach volunteers how to look for invasive species in a bioblitz event held in Ketchikan.

Alaska Sea Grant selects eight critical research projects for funding

25 November 2013

Mammal-fishery interactions, the effects of climate change on sockeye salmon, and the feasibility of a directed skate fishery are among eight research projects in the queue for funding by Alaska Sea Grant.

Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit offers knowledge and networking

11 November 2013

There really is more to commercial fishing than just getting a boat, a permit and catching fish! The Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit being held in Anchorage, December 10–12, invites new fishermen to learn about marine safety, running a successful business and participating in fish policymaking.

Marine advisory agent Gay Sheffield brings free large ship tracking to Nome

23 August 2013

A typical early morning routine in Nome, Alaska, might include checking the weather and looking at ice conditions. Now residents also can go online to see large marine vessels within 12 miles of the Nome harbor.

Fish smoking workshop offered in Kodiak

02 August 2013

Are you looking for different ways to use the fish in your freezer? Learn how to smoke fish in a workshop scheduled for August in Kodiak.

Project aims to improve release techniques for sport-caught halibut

08 July 2013

A new collaborative project aims to increase the survival rate of Pacific halibut caught and released in Alaska sport fisheries.

Paula Cullenberg to lead Alaska Sea Grant

24 May 2013

Paula Cullenberg will be the new director of Alaska Sea Grant starting in July 2013.

Salmon Quality for Gillnet Fisheries video series

24 May 2013

Nine short videos offer helpful hints for maintaining the intrinsic high quality of Alaska salmon.

Seafood scientist Chuck Crapo retiring

29 March 2013 (SFOS news release)

Alaska Sea Grant seafood scientist Chuck Crapo is retiring after 30 years of service, teaching, and research in the field of seafood science.

March 24–31 declared Alaska Tsunami Preparedness Week

26 March 2013

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has declared March 24–31 Alaska Tsunami Preparedness Week.

News reminder: 28th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium

25 March 2013

Attention reporters and editors: Please mark March 26–29 on your calendars, and try to attend the 28th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium, Responses of Arctic Marine Ecosystems to Climate Change, at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska. Scientists from around the world will present research on how the arctic marine environment is responding to climate change.

Alaska Tsunami Bowl generates wave of media coverage

06 March 2013

The recent Alaska Region National Ocean Sciences Bowl resulted in media coverage from Juneau to Bethel.

Bering Strait Maritime Symposium highlighted in Nome

19 February 2013

The Bering Strait Maritime Symposium was spotlighted in the Nome Nugget and on local public radio station KNOM.

Freitag responds to Southeast Alaska orca stranding

19 February 2013

Ketchikan Marine Advisory Program agent Gary Freitag was among a group of local scientists who responded to the death of a well-known orca in Southeast Alaska waters.

Bristol Bay fishermen raise bar on salmon quality

14 February 2013

Last year, more Bristol Bay salmon than ever before arrived at local processing plants already iced or refrigerated. MAP agent Izetta Chambers says that’s because fishermen have made big strides in improving quality.

University of Alaska seeks fishermen's input on workforce development plan

11 February 2013

The Alaska Fisheries, Seafood and Maritime Initiative at the University of Alaska seeks input from fishermen on what steps are needed to improve the state's seafood industry workforce.

MAP part of Fishing Vessel Energy Audit Pilot Project

8 February 2013

MAP joins with Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation to research ways to improve fishing vessel fuel and energy efficiency.