Alaska Sea Grant in the news
- Pushing back against the greying of the fleet
December 11, 2017 • Kevin Gullufsen • Juneau Empire
Two of five Young Fishing Fellows selected by the Alaska Marine Conservation Council are interviewed, with mention of the Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit.
- Report identifies ways to rejuvenate Alaska's commercial fishing fleet
December 6, 2017 • Paula Dobbyn • Phys.org • Also reported by KINY Radio Anchorage, SitNews, Kodiak Daily Mirror and Anchorage Daily News.
Phys.org runs story on Alaska Sea Grant research results, about Alaska's aging fishing fleet and loss of access to commercial fisheries in rural communities.
- Age of Alaska's fishermen on the rise
December 6, 2017 • Jack Carney • KTUU.com • Similar interview aired on KTVA.
KTUU interviews Alaska Sea Grant director at Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit, and describes UAF research that addresses aging of the fleet.
- High levels of biotoxin found in dead walrus; experts unsure of regional impact
December 6, 2017 • Davis Hovey • KNOM Radio • Also published in Anchorage Daily News.
Alaska Sea Grant's Gay Sheffield coordinated community-agency efforts to document biotoxins in dead walrus.
- Marine biologists seek answers in a warmer Bering Sea
November 30, 2017 • Gabe Colombo • KNOM Radio
In Nome, NOAA marine researchers told about biological changes they found in the Bering Sea—the full report is available from Alaska Sea Grant's Gay Sheffield.
- Alaska's Coast Is Vanishing, 1 Storm at a Time
November 30, 2017 • Andrea Thompson • Scientific American • Also picked up by the New Orleans Times Picayune
Scientific American article on Alaska coastal communities affected by erosion due to lack of sea ice cites work by Alaska Sea Grant–funded investigator Jaci Overbeck.
- New test could crack down on seafood fraud
November 29, 2017 • Alistair Gardiner • Kodiak Daily Mirror
Alaska Sea Grant provides fish for a NOAA lab that's developing a new method to identify mislabeled, fraudulent seafood.