Monthly Archives: May 2015

SFOS Gulf Watch Alaska researchers find evidence of Seastar Wasting Disease in Kachemak Bay

Deborah Mercy 907-274-9698 05/12/2015 Decaying sea stars suspected of having wasting disease were discovered last week in Kachemak Bay. Brenda Konar and Katrin Iken, researchers with the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, found the sick … Continue reading

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Sharks prey on large king salmon in the Bering Sea

Research has revealed another potential reason for low king salmon returns in Alaska— sharks. University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher Andrew Seitz made the discovery when he noticed some unusual temperature readings from pop-up satellite tags on large king salmon in the Bering Sea. Continue reading

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Symposium offers information on data-poor fisheries

Alaska Sea Grant at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is hosting the 30th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium, titled “Tools and Strategies for Assessment and Management of Data-Limited Fish Stocks” May 12-15 at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. Continue reading

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