Juneau Center, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
The Juneau Center was officially established in 1974 as part of the Juneau campus of the University of Alaska. Its mandate was to provide instruction in the basic science disciplines and to offer specialized training at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and to conduct research in marine and anadromous fisheries. With restructuring of the university in 1987, the program became part of the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, with an emphasis on graduate education and research.
Research programs currently include association of primary production with recruitment of marine fish and invertebrates, aging and growth of larval fish and invertebrates, pathology of finfish and invertebrates, aquaculture of salmon and seaweeds, genetic improvement of salmon brood stocks, molecular genetic stock separation techniques, behavior of brown bear, population dynamics and management of commercially important fish and invertebrates and hydroacoustic stock estimation.
The Juneau Center is located on the shores of Auke Bay, near the National Marine Fisheries Service Laboratory approximately 12 miles north of Juneau. Research facilities include both freshwater and seawater wet labs, a walk-in freezer and cold room and modern computer labs. The center cooperatively operates a research salmon hatchery located on Auke Creek with the National Marine Fisheries Service.