The Juneau Center of the Fisheries Department of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences is located in the Lena Point Fisheries Facility just north of Juneau. This facility is co-located with the NOAA Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute, promoting collaboration between NOAA and UAF on fisheries and marine science research, instruction and outreach.
The Juneau Center moved from the University of Alaska Southeast to UAF with the 1987 creation of the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences and focuses on saltwater fisheries. Originally located in the UAS Anderson Building, the program moved to the new Lena Point Facility in 2008.
The facility is almost 31,000 square feet and has space for 13 faculty, 4 research assistants and 34 graduate students. It contains two smart classrooms, a smart conference room, a teaching laboratory and 11 research laboratories for a multitude of scientific disciplines ranging from computer labs for biometry to salt water wet labs with running sea water and tanks.
The wet labs are established as a permanent fish facility and adhere to the standards established by the UAF Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). (See University of Alaska Fairbanks Lena Point Fish Facility Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedure.)
In addition, the Fisheries Department’s research vessel Ishkeen, Tlingit for sablefish, is housed at the Lena Point Facility. The Ishkeen is a 26-foot North River vessel with twin 130 hp outboards, capable of conducting fisheries and diving research throughout Southeast Alaska. For Small Boat Use Policy and Guidelines, please see our manuals.
Juneau Center, Fisheries Department