Welcome to the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, where our world-class faculty educate future leaders in fisheries and marine science. Our research addresses pressing issues in aquatic ecosystems from the Arctic to Antarctica. We invite you to explore our website and welcome any questions you may have.

Migrating sockeye (red) salmon approach their spawning grounds near the headwaters of the Gulkana River near Summit Lake off the Richardson Highway in mid-August.

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At the UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, we challenge our students to explore academically, geographically and culturally. Our community of scholars provides opportunities for students to learn and conduct research in some of the most beautiful and pristine locations in the world.

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  • UAF’s Seward Marine Center celebrates a half-century

    UAF’s Seward Marine Center celebrates a half-century

    March 02, 2021

    On Dec. 11, 2020, the shiny, silver research vessel Nanuq departed Seward carrying a small group of faculty and staff from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  Onboard was a cylindrical array of sampling containers and instruments adorned with colorful balloons. A bottle of sparkling fruit juice nestled within the cluster of equipment.
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  • CFOS Seminar: ‘Stuck in the Cold’

    CFOS Seminar: ‘Stuck in the Cold’

    March 01, 2021

    The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences will hold its weekly seminar on Wednesday, March 3, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. via Zoom. The talk will be offered by Kevin Bilyk, who is an assistant professor of biology at Montclair State University.
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  • Three-Minute Thesis competition finals

    Three-Minute Thesis competition finals

    February 22, 2021

    The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences will host the final round of an online Three Minute Thesis competition on Tuesday, Feb. 23, beginning at 5 p.m.
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