Dr. Charles Crapo
Professor of Seafood Science, Emeritus
Dr. Charles Crapo has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and public service from 1983 to 2013.
His work as a seafood scientist, professor and marine advisory specialist has had a tremendous impact on Alaska’s fishing industry, and he has established an excellent level of credibility that has earned him the respect and confidence of seafood plant personnel, harvesters, fishermen, regulators and industry leaders across the State, all of whom praise him highly for his outreach projects and service to improve the quality, safety and development of their products, and for advancing the science of seafood quality and handling.
His research is informed by the needs of the industry; and he has authored more than forty peer-reviewed
publications and fifty technical or extension bulletins focusing on seafood quality and product development, and has worked on more than one hundred fifty sponsored projects funded by Federal agencies.
He has, during his time at the University, developed and taught seven graduate and undergraduate classes, guided eight students toward their interdisciplinary master’s degree in seafood science, and advised countless others.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Dr. Charles Crapo for his extensive contributions to the State of Alaska and to the University.