2007-2008 Academic Catalog

Research Institutes and Centers

Fishery Industrial Technology Center • (907) 486-1500

The Fishery Industrial Technology Center, located in Kodiak, contributes scientific and technical expertise to the Alaska seafood industry. As part of the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, FITC is dedicated to fostering the prudent use of marine resources. Its activities focus on education through courses offered at the graduate level, service to the Alaska seafood industry, and research pertinent to seafood harvesting and processing. The sustainable harvesting program is research based on issues such as Steller sea lions and essential fish habitat. The seafood processing program focuses on greater use of Alaska’s seafood harvest and issues of food safety and quality. FITC’s faculty have expertise in the areas of fisheries, oceanography, physiology and nutrition, food chemistry, food microbiology, seafood processing, seafood resource economics and seafood engineering. The School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences offers graduate courses in seafood science and nutrition as well as interdisciplinary graduate degrees for students within the university system. For more information, visit www.sfos.uaf.edu/fitc/.