Alaska Sea Grant

Alaska Sea Grant is part of the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.

ASG supports Alaska's coastal communities through university-level research, public education resources and extension activities by a statewide network of Marine Advisory Program agents and specialists.

ASG provides competitive grant funding to university graduate students and researchers studying Alaska's unique marine ecosystem -- studies that help manage and sustain vital economic activities such as seafood harvesting and processing, subsistence, and tourism. Alaska Sea Grant also recruits students into career-building national scholarships and fellowships in marine policy, fisheries population dynamics and other marine fields.

MAP agents and specialists located in eight coastal communities provide workforce development and technical assistance, and connect UAF research to coastal community needs.

As part of its education mission, ASG provides publications, videos and website resources that help teachers meet state educational standards, and informs the public about Alaska's diverse marine ecosystem. ASG also keeps scientists connected through sponsorship of and participation in scientific symposia, including the international Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium Series.

ASG is funded by UAF and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with support from various public and private partners.

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