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Forty five large whales died in the western Gulf of Alaska in the summer of 2015, creating a scientific mystery. Though the exact cause may never be determined, the deaths may have been linked to unusually warm waters.
In January 2016, the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program will host the sixth Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit. AYFS offers leadership training, networking capacity and opportunities for fishermen under 40 and/or in the business for less than five years.
A collaborative, Sea Grant social science effort has led to the development of a website that guides fishermen through the process of entering alternative markets, bringing them closer to the consumer.
Community-Based Monitoring of Alaska’s Coastal and Ocean Environment: Best Practices for Linking Alaska Citizens with Science
A handbook to help Alaska communities, scientists, and agencies implement best practices for new and continuing community-based monitoring programs.
While many Sea Grant agents work with commercial fisheries, Sheffield’s role is unique. There are few commercial fisheries in the north of Alaska – the primary fishery there is a subsistence one. A study done on Saint Lawrence Island, in the southern Bering Strait, found that 80 percent of the population ate only subsistence food an average of 5 days per week.
This manual is for Alaska extension professionals, community organizers, local planning officials, and teachers, whose task is to help individuals, families, businesses, communities, and local governments think through the meaning of climate change on the local scale.
These climate change adaptation resources are useful to community residents and professionals who are planning strategies for adaptation.
Alaska Sea Grant’s climate adaptation website has links to Alaska-specific climate change fact sheets, videos, Powerpoint presentations, other publications, and websites of other organizations and resources.
Alaska Natives are witnessing climate changing the ecology around their communities. Three southwestern communities are partnering with Alaska Sea Grant researchers to share their traditional hunting knowledge in an effort to conserve their marine environment.
Alaska Sea Grant helps coastal Alaska village develop and implement a climate change adaptation strategy
Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory agent Terry Johnson and others assisted the village of Shaktoolik with planning and implementing measures to “defend in place” against coastal storms.
Torie Baker is the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program agent for the Prince William Sound region and is based in Cordova. As a MAP agent, she works with fishermen in marine safety training, business assistance and collaborative applied research. She is also a 20-year commercial salmon harvester in Prince William Sound, Copper River and Bristol Bay, and has worked extensively in Copper River salmon marketing initiatives. She holds a master's degree in adult education from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
PhD student Sean Brennan at University of Alaska Fairbanks with funding from Alaska Sea Grant used strontium isotopes to identify the birthplace of adult salmon harvested in mixed-stock commercial fisheries.
A collaborative effort between the University of the Aegean in Greece, the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus is providing free real-time information to the public, about ship information and movements near Nome.
Paula Cullenberg will be the new director of Alaska Sea Grant, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, starting in July 2013. Cullenberg takes the helm after serving as Alaska Sea Grant associate director since 2007, and as Marine Advisory Program leader since 2004.
Through research, education and outreach, NOAA Sea Grant is addressing bycatch from the Gulf of Maine to the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf of Alaska.
To ensure seafood safety, the FDA established strict regulations for handling seafood that requires all seafood processors to undergo training in the principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP). Sea Grant helps them get the training they need.