Alaska Sea Grant in the news
- Petersburg students learn research skills in summer science camp
August 14, 2017 • Angela Denning • KFSK Community Radio
Alaska Sea Grant’s Sunny Rice developed the curriculum for a week-long science camp for middle school students, the first of its kind that allowed the young teens a hands-on opportunity to learn research techniques in the field.
- Wild Alaska salmon not on menus in China…yet
August 10, 2017 • Elizabeth Jenkins • KTOO Public Media
About a third of the salmon caught in Alaska gets shipped to China for processing. But a recent consumer study, published by Alaska Sea Grant, suggests that at least some of that wild salmon should stay in the Chinese markets.
- UAF student chosen for prestigious national marine policy fellowship
August 2, 2017 • Caitlin Weaver • YourAlaskaLink.com
A University of Fairbanks graduate student has been chosen as part of an elite group for a marine policy fellowship. The Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship is awarded to 61 students annually and moves them to Washington D.C. for a year.
- UAA professor finds potential market for wild Alaska salmon, in China
July 29, 2017 • Tracy Kalytiak • The Cordova Times
Researchers collected data focused on better understanding consumer preferences in China regarding Alaska salmon, resulting in a report published by Alaska Sea Grant.
- Whales Eat Salmon
July 27, 2017 • Jonathan Wright • Fly Fisherman
Humpbacks are known for their wide range of food preferences, but this Alaska Sea Grant–funded project is the first time that researchers have documented them staging in established release areas to prey on hatchery fish.
- With good promotion, US skate market is possible, researcher says
July 26, 2017 • Ola Wietecha • Undercurrent News
There may be potential to create significant demand in the US market for skate, according to Thomas Farrugia, a doctoral student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. Farrugia’s work was funded in part by Alaska Sea Grant.
- How whales could disrupt fishing in Alaska
July 21, 2017 • Katie Moritz • South Dakota Public Broadcasting
Research funded by Alaska Sea Grant looked at how humpback whales in Southeast Alaska are taking advantage of new feeding opportunities: the area’s commercial salmon hatcheries.