Monthly Archives: November 2015

Fish to school program will increase local salmon in school lunches

By Lauren Frisch The “fish to school” program aims to help schools in Alaska upgrade lunch menus from fish sticks to locally caught salmon. The program promises to both support Alaska fishermen and improve nutrition. What we eat affects our bodies, … Continue reading

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Glacier meltwater into Southeast Alaska estuaries influences fish diets

by: Lauren Frisch In most estuaries, fish feed on ocean- and river-dwelling plants and animals.  However, fish living in some estuaries near Juneau also have the option to eat terrestrial and freshwater species delivered by glacier meltwater. Estuaries are coastal water … Continue reading

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Faculty Focus: Gabe Dunham

By Barb Hameister At first glance, Gabe Dunham’s background seems eclectic—an aptitude for mechanics, experience in commercial fishing, and college degrees in business and resource economics—but these diverse elements weave together to give Gabe a strong foundation in his position … Continue reading

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Kruse Receives the Wally Noerenberg Award for Fisheries Excellence

Dr. Gordon Kruse receives the Wally Noerenberg Award for Fisheries Excellence. This is the highest award of the Alaska Chapter, bestowed as a special honor on individuals who have made great and outstanding contributions to Alaska fisheries. This award was … Continue reading

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How researchers use traditional place names and knowledge via KTOO News

By Jennifer Canfield Behavioral ecologist Fred Sharpe, Ph.D., gives a presentation on the importance of traditional knowledge and place names in ecological research. (Photo by Jennifer Canfield/KTOO) Using traditional knowledge to support ecological research was the focus of two presentations … Continue reading

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