Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science 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.
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]
March 10-14 – Ammonia Refrigeration Training Class (for seafood processors) – UAA Mat-Su campus, Palmer
This 5-day ammonia refrigeration training class is designed to introduce technicians to ammonia refrigeration system safety, theory, design, operation, and maintenance. [learn more]
March 10-18 – Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute (ASPLI) Session 2 – Anchorage/Boston
ASPLI is an intensive professional development program designed for mid-level managers, production foremen, plant supervisors, quality assurance leaders, and small processors who want to advance their careers in seafood processing. The program will begin in Oct. 2013 and includes a number of training components through March 2014. [learn more]
April 1-2 – Community-Based Monitoring Workshop – Anchorage, AK
Community-based monitoring encourages people to become involved with water stewardship. Recognizing the critical role of long-term environmental monitoring as a means to understand and adapt to change, community-based monitoring (CBM) programs are being initiated by a number of government, nonprofit and tribal entities in communities across Alaska. [learn more]
April 3-4 – University of Alaska Board of Regents meet in Kodiak
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 – Anchorage, Alaska
29th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium – 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]