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2007 News Archive

Fishermen collect Alaska red king crab for science

7 December 2007
ASG—Eighteen red king crabs harvested by fishermen aboard the FV Stormbird will end up not on the dinner table, but in research labs in Kodiak and Seward. The crabs are part of the Alaska King Crab Research, Rehabilitation and Biology (AKCRRAB) Program's second year of research aimed at understanding how to hatch and raise millions of king crab.

Visiting scientist to lecture on tropical animals

21 November 2007
SFOS—Jeffrey Polovina, a marine scientist with NOAA's Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center in Hawaii, will visit Alaska next week to present two lectures on marine creatures in the tropics.

Stakeholders talk energy and fishing in North Aleutian Basin

5 November 2007
ASG—Interested energy companies, fishermen, Alaska Natives, community leaders, environmentalists and others met October 19, 2007, to begin a dialogue on energy development in the North Aleutian Basin off Alaska. The meeting was aimed at developing an agenda for a larger public meeting scheduled for March 2008 in Anchorage.

Divers find new species in Aleutians

30 October 2007
SFOS—There are unknown creatures lurking under the windswept islands of the Aleutians, according to a team of scientific divers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Doyle scholarship continues fisheries legacy

29 October 2007
SFOS—Throughout his life, John Doyle worked hard to make the world a better place. After his death last year, his commitment to improving fisheries education continues in the form of a yearly scholarship to women pursuing careers in science.

Castellini departs for Polar-Palooza

24 October 2007
SFOS—Michael Castellini, the associate dean of the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, departed this week for the beginning of an International Polar Year public education initiative about Earth’s polar regions.

UAF, Bodø University create forum for dialogue between North Aleutian stakeholders on fisheries and offshore energy development

10 October 2007
ASG—Alaska Sea Grant and SFOS are part of a UAF effort to establish a forum for dialogue between North Aleutian Basin fishery stakeholders and offshore energy interests.

Oceanographer honored for 50 years of service to arctic science

26 September 2007
SFOS—As an undergraduate studying geophysics in Philadelphia in the 1950s, John Kelley knew he wanted to learn more about the far north.

Young scientists trained at Nunivak Island summer camp

16 September 2007
SFOS—This June, eleven high school students from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta learned fisheries science and techniques at a special summer camp on Nunivak Island in the eastern Bering Sea.

Steller's eider duckling makes history

4 September 2007
ASLC—UAF's Tuula Hollmen and the Alaska SeaLife Center have successfully bred threatened Steller’s eiders in captivity for what appears to be the first time in North America.

WCPRURC invites pre-proposals

3 September 2007
WCPRURC—The West Coast & Polar Regions Undersea Research Center of NOAA's Undersea Research Program invites pre-proposals for research and technological innovation beginning in FY 2008.

UAF awarded first phase of Alaska Region Research Vessel

23 August 2007
SFOS—After 30 years of planning and development, the University of Alaska Fairbanks has been awarded the first phase of funding for the construction of the Alaska Region Research Vessel, a 236-foot, $123-million ice-capable vessel to support research in high latitudes.

Alaska wall calendar more than pretty pictures, it's educational

29 June 2007
ASG—Climate change in Alaska is the theme of the 2008 International Polar Year (IPY) edition of the award-winning Alaska Coastal Calendar, available directly from Alaska Sea Grant and from outlets across the state.

SFOS fisheries graduate student chosen as National Sea Grant Knauss Fellow

26 June 2007
SFOS—Seanbob Kelly, a University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences graduate student, will soon work in the nation's capital as a 2008 National Sea Grant Knauss Fellow.

New website to lure Alaskans into fisheries and marine science

20 June 2007
SFOS—The University of Alaska Fairbanks has launched a new website to help bring more rural Alaskans and Alaska Natives into fisheries and marine science careers.

Warming Alaska waters may mean fewer crab, more predators

16 May 2007
SFOS—Gordon Kruse, a professor of fisheries at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, testified before the U.S. Senate last week on how climate change is affecting Alaska’s fisheries.

Wakefield estate leaves $857,000 to UAF

14 May 2007
SFOS—When Frankie Wakefield, the widow of Lowell Wakefield, died last fall, she left a gift of over $857,000 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks to continue her husband's longtime commitment to the wise management of Alaska's fisheries.

Chancellor, provost tour Kasitsna Bay lab

21 April 2007
SFOS—Last Wednesday, UAF Chancellor Steve Jones, Provost Paul Reichardt and Vice Provost Susan Henrichs toured the Kasitsna Bay Laboratory.

UAF names Seward Marine Center director

11 April 2007
SFOS—The University of Alaska Fairbanks has appointed Captain Daniel Oliver, a former commander in the U.S. Coast Guard, as the director and marine superintendent of the Seward Marine Center.

SFOS remembers Ole Mathisen

6 April 2007
Fisheries—Ole Mathisen, a longtime contributor to fisheries science in Alaska and a professor emeritus at the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, died on March 12 at the age of 88.

Fisheries center funds $300,000 in new research projects

27 March 2007
SFOS—The Pollock Conservation Cooperative Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has awarded more than $300,000 to fisheries and marine scientists to study the health of Alaska’s marine resources.

Bering Strait region gets first Marine Advisory Program agent

16 March 2007
ASG—Alaska Sea Grant and the Marine Advisory Program (MAP) welcome Heidi Herter as the new advisory agent for the Bering Strait region. The position is a partnership with the Norton Sound Economic Development Association and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus.

Red king crab eggs hatch in Alaska research program

8 March 2007
ASG—Thousands of red king crab eggs began hatching at the Alaska King Crab Research and Rehabilitation Program, a partnership between the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Sea Grant, fishing groups, coastal communities, and the Alaska Native-owned Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery in Seward.

SFOS begins fisheries program expansion

5 March 2007
SFOS—With a $5,000,000 grant in hand, the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences is poised to elevate its fisheries program to one of national prominence. The six-year grant from the Rasmuson Foundation will allow SFOS to develop a new undergraduate curriculum and expand the opportunities currently available to fisheries students.

SFOS undergraduates featured in Chancellor's Report

24 February 2007
SFOS—SFOS undergraduates, Dominic Hondolero and Kyle Schumann, are featured in Ad Summum, the Chancellor's Report for 2006.

Juneau-Douglas sweeps ocean sciences bowl

20 February 2007
SFOS—Many Alaskans may pride themselves on their coastal knowledge, but some would be stumped by a question like: "Which of the following genera of marine algae is not calcified?"

Kruse discusses climate change and Alaska's fisheries

19 February 2007
Fisheries—University of Alaska Fairbanks fisheries scientist Gordon Kruse gave a presentation on climate change and fisheries Monday in Juneau as part of the Science for Alaska Lecture Series.

Adkison advocates increased fisheries data gathering

16 February 2007
Fisheries—Fisheries management decisions are often based on population models, however those models need quality data to be effective. It's that caliber and volume of data that is lacking in fisheries science, according to Milo Adkison, an associate professor in the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Alaska Sea Grant announces new publications and videos

8 February 2007
ASG—Alaska Sea Grant, a longtime publisher of popular marine education books, posters, games, tide charts, marine mammal and fish identification guides, scientific proceedings, and how-to manuals and videos for commercial fishermen, will offer more than a dozen new titles in 2007. Read entire news release

Crab research program prepares for egg hatch

6 February 2007
ASG—Alaska Sea Grant's King Crab Research and Rehabilitation Program expects to hatch more than one million red and blue king crab eggs in a project aimed at one day rebuilding their stocks in parts of Alaska. read entire news release