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2012 News Archive

UA President Gamble tours KSMSC as part of FSMI Kodiak visit

5 November 2012
KSMSC—UA President Gamble tours SFOS Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center during visit to Kodiak. Gamble toured sites and met with various groups to gather information relevant to the UA Fisheries, Seafood and Maritime Initiative (FSMI).

Fairbanks community celebration of Sikuliaq launch

16 October 2012
SFOS—The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences will host a community event celebrating the recent launch of the Research Vessel Sikuliaq Saturday, Oct. 20. The reception will start at 4:30 pm at the Great Hall and Davis Concert Hall on the UAF campus.

Hundreds help launch R/V Sikuliaq in Wisconsin

13 October 2012
SFOS—Hundreds of people endured wind and rain Saturday morning to attend the christening and launch ceremony for the 261-foot Research Vessel Sikuliaq, the first built for the National Science Foundation in more than three decades. The crowd cheered as the Sikuliaq slid into the Menominee River, sending an impressive spray of water over the dock. The R/V Sikuliaq is owned by the NSF and will be operated by the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.

Ray RaLonde receives superior outreach award

4 October 2012
SFOS—Ray RaLonde, Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program aquaculture specialist, received the Superior Outreach Program Award, presented by the Sea Grant Extension Assembly.

Blue Skies for R/V Sikuliaq

21 September 2012
SFOS—The R/V Sikuliaq was rolled out into the open today. The ship has outgrown the building that housed it during construction over the last few years.

Research teams embark on Chukchi Sea projects - ADN

14 August 2012
SFOS—The first comprehensive oceanographic and fisheries survey of the Chukchi Sea is under way, with the first of two vessels being used for the survey about to head north from Dutch Harbor, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Aug. 3.

Fisheries faculty Courtney Carothers featured on Kodiak KMXT-FM Alaska Fisheries Report

1 June 2012
Fisheries—Fisheries faculty Courtney Carothers was interviewed May 31 for The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett on Kodiak KMXT-FM. Carothers will be conducting a survey among 700 Kodiak fishermen.

UA developing workforce training plan for Alaska fisheries, seafood and maritime industries

19 April 2012
ASG—The University of Alaska, together with partners including SFOS, Alaska Sea Grant, and the Marine Advisory Program, is developing an initiative to deliver specialized workplace training programs for Alaskans involved in fisheries, seafood, and maritime industries. Learn more at the UA Fisheries, Seafood and Maritime Initiative.

Alaska Sea Grant announces new marine research projects

23 March 2012
ASG—Red and blue king crab from waters around the Kodiak and the Pribilof islands, seals and king salmon in Bristol Bay, and sea otters in Southeast are the subjects of more than $1 million in research being funded by Alaska Sea Grant during the next two years.

MAP shares Alaska Forum award for Aleutian toxin monitoring

22 March 2012
MAP—Researchers Bruce Wright, senior scientist with the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, and Ray RaLonde, aquaculture specialist with the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program are the recipients of the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award presented by the Alaska Forum on the Environment.

Marine Advisory Program brings fishing vessel refrigeration training to Homer

5 March 2012
ASG—A training workshop aimed at helping fishermen understand, troubleshoot and maintain their onboard refrigeration systems will take place in Homer on March 27, 2012, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Kachemak Gear Shed/Redden Marine, located on East End Road.

Alaska Sea Grant highlights several March coastal events

1 March 2012
ASG—The 15th annual Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl comes to Seward; and MAP's popular fishing vessel refrigeration workshop happens in Homer. These events and more happening in March around coastal Alaska.

Alaska Sea Grant book wins Alaska Library Association's Alaskana Award

24 February 2012
ASG—Imam Cimiucia: Our Changing Sea, a richly illustrated hardcover book published last year by the Alaska Sea Grant Program, has won the 2012 Alaskana Award from the Alaska Library Association.

Alaska Sea Grant and Marine Advisory Program staff win awards

23 February 2012
ASG—Alaska Sea Grant and Marine Advisory Program receive prestigious awards at the 2012 Alaska Marine Gala.

MAP molds young fishermen into industry leaders

17 February 2012
ASG—The 2012 Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit was a great success, with some 50 people meeting in Juneau Feb 13-14 to talk abut a wide rage of issues affecting the state's commercial fishing industry. KTOO-FM in Juneau filed this report.

Name Changed at UAF Kodiak Facility

13 January 2012
SFOS—After three decades as the Fisheries Industrial Technology Center, the University of Alaska Fairbanks facility in Kodiak will now be called the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center. University of Alaska Board of Regents approved the change at their December meeting. A task force appointed last year by Chancellor Rogers to conduct a program review recommended the name change.

SFOS and MAP experts speak to media

12 January 2012
ASG—SFOS researchers and Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program agents and specialists have made news lately on a several subjects.

Fishermen to meet in Juneau for Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit

10 January 2012
ASG—The fourth Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit is set for February 13–14 in Juneau and registration is open. Like the three previous Alaska Young Fishermen's Summits next month's event will provide crucial training and networking opportunities for fishermen entering the business or wishing to take a leadership role in their industry.

APPLY NOW! Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship like "rocket fuel" for career

10 January 2012
ASG—For Alaska college students, one path to gainful employment is the prestigious National Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Alaska Sea Grant is currently recruiting exceptional students from around the state to apply for the 2013 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.

SFOS tests ringed seals for Fukushima radiation

1 January 2012
SFOS—With more than 135 dead and diseased seals found off the Alaskan coast since July 2011, SFOS Professor Emeritus Dr. John Kelley is leading efforts to test ringed seals for radiation stemming from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power-plant disaster in Japan last March.