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Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center

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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 Monthly report

Monthly Reports – What has been happening at KSMSC?

The Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center faculty and staff provide this update on the teaching, research and public service activities at the Center. Please contact us with questions.  [Nov. 2013 - Jan. 2014]


April 3-4 – University of Alaska Board of Regents meet in Kodiak

April 17-19 – ComFish – Kodiak, Alaska
ComFish is Alaska's longest running fishery trade show, and includes a fisheries forum component. Each Year, experts and policy makers come to Kodiak to address the changes, challenges and opportunities facing Alaska's commercial fishing industry. NOAA Fisheries Director Eileen Sobeck and US Senator Mark Begich will host an open meeting, and UAF alumna Jessica Cross, Ph.D., will present "Ocean Acidication: Updates on research and work in Alaska." [Learn more]

April 22-26 – Second Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium
The Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium (KAMSS) will present selected results of marine research conducted near Kodiak, Alaska, to fishermen, students, and residents of Kodiak Island. At KAMSS, researchers will have an opportunity to talk about their research and local people will learn how Kodiak's marine environment and resources function, change, and affect their lives and livelihoods. Additional information is forthcoming. [learn more]

May 13-16 – Fisheries Bycatch: Global Issues and Creative Solutions –
29th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium – Anchorage, AK
The symposium will bring together fishery and social scientists, managers, fishermen, and other stakeholders from around the world to report on creative approaches to solving fishery bycatch issues. Keynotes, invited talks, and oral and poster contributions will be presented on new technologies, advancements toward full accounting of fishing mortality into harvest control rules, approaches to industry-derived solutions, incentive programs, new regulatory solutions, and studies on social and economic implications related to bycatch issues. [learn more]