Alaska Sea Grant in the news
- Two-week old walrus calf rescued from Nome and Brought to Seward
June 19, 2017 • Sean Maguire • KTUU TV
Alaska Sea Grant Nome Agent Gay Sheffield helped with the rescue of a two-week old walrus calf from the Bering Sea, which was then flown to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward.
- New report cites huge untapped potential for Alaska salmon in China
June 19, 2017 • Brian Hagenbuch • SeafoodSource
A new report published by Alaska Sea Grant says China’s growing middle class represents a large potential for growth in sales of wild Alaska salmon fillets that could include a head-and-bone market.
- Salmon prospects bright among China’s growing middle class
June 17, 2017 • Laine Welch • Alaska Dispatch News • also appeared in NationalFisherman.com
A photo-filled Alaska Sea Grant report gives a glimpse of the potential for marketing Alaska salmon in a country with 1.4 billion people.
- Unalaska responders trained to save whales
June 16, 2017 • Jim Paulin • The Bristol Bay Times
While there have been about three whale entanglements around Unalaska in the last three years, the potential exists for more from increasing activity in the Dutch Harbor pot cod fishery, according to Alaska Sea Grant’s Melissa Good.
- Assembly passes tax incentive for fresher fish
June 14, 2017 • Molly Dischner • Alaska Journal of Commerce
The Bristol Bay Borough Assembly passed an ordinance tto give a tax credit to fishermen who install a refrigerated seawater system. Alaska Sea Grant has worked on the educational component over the past several years, offering operator classes.
- Study: China could buy more Alaska wild salmon
June 9, 2017 • Undercurrent News • also appeared in SeafoodNews.com and Pacific Fishing
Researchers with the University of Alaska and Purdue University completed a marketing study that indicates strong potential for increasing sales of Alaska salmon in China, the world’s second largest economy and the state’s number one export market.
- UAK/Purdue complete study on Alaskan opportunities to sell more salmon to China
June 9, 2017 • YourAlaskaLink.com
A rising middle class, a growing economy and increasing concerns about food safety and pollution in China are creating opportunities for Alaska to sell more wild salmon to Chinese consumers, according to a new report from Alaska Sea Grant.