Fish Tech Featured in Stars and Stripes Military Transition Guide

Fish Tech created the new iPad program with members of the military in mind. Often, military members do not have access to internet, but are looking to jump start their future careers. The program looks forward to finding new ways to make the transition into the Fish Tech program easier …

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“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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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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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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Fish Tech Faculty Give Kids a Taste of What Fish Tech is All About

Kids2College, a program supported by Sallie Mae encouraging early post-secondary awareness, brought 100 5th graders from Sitka’s Elementary School to campus this week. Professors Reid Brewer and Joel Markis introduced students to fish morphology, data collection, and tools professionals in the fisheries industry use on a daily basis. Highlights included …

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Nine newly certified SCUBA divers through the Fish Tech program!

This past weekend, Fish Tech’s first open water diver course came to an end. The course included classroom work and practice dives at the Blatchley Middle School pool, and concluded with four ocean dives in 45°. Despite the cold and snow, the beautiful clear ocean water helped maintain smiles through it …

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Fish Tech Outreach Coordinators Meet in Sitka

Outreach coordinators representing Bethel, Kodiak, Ketchikan, Homer, and Valdez met with Sitka staff and faculty earlier this fall. “Here in Alaska, the Coast Guard plays a large role in ensuring that fisheries are being maintained and operating appropriately. We have been working with USCG North Pacific Regional Fisheries Training Center …

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