UAS Fisheries Technology student heading to Hawaii for her dream job

Brooke Olenski, a recent graduate from the UAS Fisheries Technology Alaska Dive Semester, is packing her bags and heading to Hawaii.  Shortly after pursuing a lifelong dream to SCUBA dive in Alaska, Brooke will be moving to Honolulu, Hawaii to take a new position as the Data Management Specialist with …

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UAS Fisheries Technology program receives NSF grant to enhance aquaculture education in Alaska

The University of Alaska Southeast Fisheries Technology (Fish Tech) program just received word that NSF will be funding a project called Enhancing Aquaculture: Education for underserved Alaskan communities to promote workforce development in fisheries industries or just Enhancing Aquaculture.  The $567,326 grant will allow the Fish Tech program to hire a three-year term funded …

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Alaska Dive Semester student putting her skills to the test

Hannah Kerrigan, a junior at the University of Maine Orono and a recent graduate of the 2018 Alaska Dive Semester from UAS Sitka, has taken up summer work at the Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education in Beals, Maine.  Hannah is working as a seasonal technician in the …

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UAS Alaska Dive Semester class of 2018

Well, its with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our first Alaska Dive Semester class.  We will miss all of you, but we will never forget all of the adventures, diving and good times.  Farwell class of 2018 and best of luck!

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Anadromous Fish

When we think of anadromous fish here in Alaska, we typically think of salmon. However, there are a number of other fishes that subscribe to a similar life history. Here, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute reminds us exactly what it means to be anadromous, and introduces us to the …

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History Mysteries of the Deep

This past month, Fish Tech faculty and staff, as a part of Sitka Fire Department’s Search and Rescue Team, came across a relic of Sitka’s Russian past. The anchor, measuing 8′ by 8′ appears to be from a large ship from the 1840s. However, it’s role in the lake in …

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Dual-Enrollment Pilot Course Featured in Kodiak Daily Mirror

Through funding from At-sea Processors Association, Fish Tech offered two dual-enrollment courses at Kodiak High School this spring–Careers in Fisheries, and Fisheries of Alaska. Streamed lectures are supplemented by in class discussions, field trips, and visits from fisheries professionals in Kodiak. The students have really enjoyed their experience so far! …

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Professor Reid Brewer Teaches Intro Diving Class to Middle School Students

This past week, Fish Tech Professor Reid Brewer introduced 10 middle school students here in Sitka to the joys of SCUBA diving. Although they can’t get their Open Water Certification until age 15, this group will be a step ahead when they take an open water class! Highlights included taking …

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