The mission of the Alaska Mariculture Research and Training Center is to build partnerships and leverage resources to facilitate and coordinate training, research and dissemination across disciplines (e.g. biology, engineering, economics, marketing, food sciences, etc.) for better success of industry and community development and to improve mariculture management.
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Mark your calendars for the 2024 NOAA Aquaculture Opportunity Area Stakeholder Workshop as well as the 3rd Annual Mariculture Conference of Alaska.
Details to be announced Fall 2023.
The Saltonstall-Kennedy Program administers a yearly grant competition which annually funds approximately 40 projects for $10 million that lead to the promotion, development and marketing of U.S. fisheries.
Full Proposal Deadline November 21, 2023!
The National Shellfisheries Association is now accepting abstracts for their 116th Annual Meeting happening in Charlotte, North Carolina March 17-21, 2024.
Abstract Deadline December 15, 2023!
- November 10 - November 12
- November 13 - November 16
- January 29, 2024 - February 2, 2024
- February 18, 2024 - February 21, 2024
- June 11, 2024 - June 14, 2024
We reached out to all parties (as knowledge allowed) that have experience growing bull kelp (e.g. for restoration, food security, commercial, etc.) to conduct interviews to document their experience and the cultivation specs of their farming efforts; summarized, here.
A field-based semester intensive is being offered in the Fall of 2023 by the University of Alaska Southeast – Sitka Campus Applied Fisheries program. This program provides hands-on, practical, and occupational training.
Alaska underscores both the urgency in developing the industry, and its promise. The communities here are losing their livelihoods and food faster than in many other places. In Alaska, ocean farming could chart a different path from the sort of extraction that’s defined it for more than two centuries.
With WRAC currently fully funded, we look forward to planning the NEXT call for pre-proposals (RFP FY25). The first step in developing the RFP – – – to ask you and your colleagues, stakeholders and constituents for input in the development of research and outreach priorities.
In order to increase workforce development in the Alaskan kelp farming industry, Alaska Sea Grant hosted the four-day intensive hands-on workshop Foundations of Kelp Farming at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center in March.