Alaska Aquaculture Semester

Study Sustainable Ocean Farming at UAS Sitka Campus – the 2024 Fall semester runs from August 26th to December 14th. Hands-on learning and research includes courses such as: Alaska Salmon Culture Intro to Mariculture Fish Pathology Aquaculture Internship & Lab Small Vessel Operator Outboard Motor Maintenance Cold Water Survival Why Sitka?  Sitka is a stronghold…

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Swim Lessons

June 10-27 and July 8-25. July swim lessons open Monday, May 13th – Get your account set up now so you can be ready: recreation.cityofsitka.com All levels – Pre-school to Pre-competition, Ages 3+. Students 3-5 must be accompanied by a guardian. Instruction provided by Baranof Barracudas Swim Club. Register at:  https://sitka.recdesk.com/Community/Home.

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Sitka Tribe Seeking Fishermen

Sitka Tribe of Alaska has funding from the US Department of Agriculture to support local food producers, and will be purchasing multiple species of locally caught seafood in 2024 and 2025 to distribute to its citizens. The Tribe is seeking Sitka-based commercial fishermen who are interested in participating in this program. Fishermen can register by…

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Local Seafood Shares in 2024

We’ve extended the Alaskans Own CSF Seafood Share “Early Bird Sale” until Saturday, April 20! Order now to get your wild Alaska monthly seafood shares throughout the year at a discounted rate.  White Fish and Seafood Variety Shares begin in May and Salmon Shares begin in July. Seafood Shares are available in Sitka, Juneau, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Seattle and Bellingham…

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Humpback Whale Re-Articulation Project

What does it take to rebuild a whale skeleton?  Scientists, faculty, and students from UAS and Sitka High School – plus numerous community volunteers – took on this project after a one year old humpback whale washed ashore near Sitka in early March 2023. Re-articulating a whale is a process requiring lots of community collaboration.…

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