About the Fisheries Division
To take full advantage of Alaska's wide-ranging natural laboratories, the Fisheries Division has faculty in Interior Alaska as well as Kodiak and Southeast Alaska. Students in Fairbanks and Juneau have an opportunity for association with personnel of federal and state conservation agencies. These agencies not only hire students for summer field work but often offer internship funding opportunities.
Located in the Tongass National Rainforest, the Juneau Center of the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences is nestled at the foot of glacier-rich coastal mountains overlooking Lena Cove.
The Juneau Center is housed at the Lena Point Fisheries Facility, a cutting-edge science facility which was completed in 2008. The 30,000 square foot, three-story structure houses nine laboratories, three classrooms, a teaching lab and large saltwater tanks for studying live sea creatures.
The Lena Point Fisheries Facility is co-located with the NOAA Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute, continuing a long tradition of collaboration between NOAA Fisheries and the Juneau Center.
Kodiak Seafood and Marine Sciences Center
The mission of the UAF Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center is to increase the value of Alaska's fishing industry and marine resources through research, technological development, education and service. [KSMSC website]
Fairbanks main campus
Located in the expansive Tanana River valley at the confluence of the Chena and Tanana rivers, the main campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks has panoramic views of the Alaska Mountain Range, with Mt. McKinley on the southern horizon.
The O'Neill Resources Building is named for William O'Neill (1907-1974), an alumni of the University of Alaska and former member of the University of Alaska Board of Regents. The Dean & Associate Dean's offices, fiscal office, undergraduate program and student application processing are located here.
The Fairbanks location is advantageous for the study of interior Alaska aquatic habitats. A number of subarctic streams and lakes are within easy reach. Main access to the marine environment from the Fairbanks campus is in Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet.
Small Boat Use Policy & Guidelines
Small Boat Safety Manual