“More and more jobs becken for Alaskans with fisheries degrees”

A neat article by ADN on the rising need for fisheries professionals, and how the UA system plays a role in developing the next generation. “A shorter career track for fisheries technologists is offered through the Sitka campus, training students for jobs as fishery observers, surveyors, culturists and hatchery technicians. …

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Nov 10: Position Announcement, Fish Culturist, Port Armstrong Hatchery

Howdy Fish Tech Students! Check out a new job posting at the Port Armstrong Hatchery. Under the supervision of the hatchery manager and assistant hatchery manager, the Fish Culturist is part of the team that is responsible for the production of the hatchery’s 105 million pink salmon, 60 million chums, …

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Students Participate in Salmon Culture at Local Hatchery

Students in adjunct Professor Angie Bowers’ Salmon Culture Lab (FT 230) discuss hatchery techniques while salmon become anesthetized in clove oil. This intensive course focuses on relevant salmon enhancement techniques and skills. Students become familiar with egg incubation techniques, feeding techniques, rearing, pathobiology and tagging and marking techniques. This year, the …

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Blue Lingcod? Alaska Fisheries Never Failing to Amaze

“Though usually white-hued like halibut, the lingcod, a West Coast bottom-dwelling species, occasionally has an alien-like blue tint to it.” You’ll never know what you’ll find in these oceans! Especially if you’re working in fisheries. Thanks to Professor Jim Seeland for passing this on! Extremely Rare Blue Lingcod Caught in …

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Unchecked Climate Change Likely Leading to Deterioration of Fishing Industry? Check.

A reminder to push your friends, co-workers, teachers, and legislatures to take climate change seriously. How do you think climate change could impact you? Researchers at UBC have made predictions of how it may affect fisheries industries world wide. “University of British Columbia researchers say that is climate change continues …

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New Job Posting with Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association

  Interested in a job in Fish Tech?! This Fish Culturist will assist with the rearing and release of sockeye and coho salmon. Duties include the collection of broodstock and gametes, incubation, rearing and stocking of fry and smolts to various locations around Cook Inlet as well as maintenance and …

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Fish Tech Professor a Part of Discovery of New Whale Species

Our very own Professor Reid Brewer helped co-author the recently published paper surrounding the newly recognized beaked whale species that calls the Northern Pacific home, but more importantly helped process the remains. You can’t get any more intimate than that. Congrats, Reid! Read the Nat Geo coverage here, and the news story here. …

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Work with Fish Tech!

Interested in Alaska? Fisheries? Technology? and Education? Check out our new part-time job posting for a Curriculum Enhancement Specialist. Work can be completed remotely! Click here to learn more.

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Congratulations 2016 Fish Tech Graduates!

On April 29th, Fish Tech conferred degrees to 14 students. Many students earned more than one degree. In total, the program conferred 18 Occupational Endorsements, 5 Certificates, and 8 Associates’ of Applied Science. A number of students were able to attend the graduation ceremony here in Sitka, and fun times …

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Professor Joel Markis Leads Lab Courses in Ketchikan and Kodiak

Last month, Professor Joel Markis visited Ketchikan and Kodiak to teach two distance laboratory sessions of FT 111 Fisheries Management Techniques. Students had the opportunity to put theory to practice in freshwater and saltwater settings. Distance labs allow Fish Tech students to participate in hands-on training to complete their degree, while still taking …

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