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Alaska Salmon Culture Techniques Class


March 10, 2010

The University of Alaska Southeast Fisheries Technology Program is offering a 1-credit special topics class for high school juniors and seniors, to be held in Petersburg, April 14- 16, 2010. There will be 1.5 hours of pre-lecture for students offered via the internet using live, interactive software called Elluminate, followed by 3 days of hands-on lab sessions in Petersburg. Students will be provided an overview of salmon culture techniques commonly used in Southeast Alaskan salmon enhancement facilities and have an opportunity to practice these techniques under the guidance of Assistant Professor of Fisheries Technology Jim Seeland. Mr. Seeland has over 25 years of salmon production experience in Southeast Alaska.

Students attending this class will have the opportunity to learn about:

  • the importance of salmon in the lives of Alaskan residents, past and present
  • the complete life history of Pacific salmon
  • the role of salmon hatcheries in Alaska's fisheries
  • basic salmon hatchery methods commonly practiced in Alaska
  • how fisheries scientists evaluate the impact of salmon hatchery production

Some assistance may be available to eligible students through grant funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES).

The USDA provides grants to promote and strengthen Alaska Native-serving institutions and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions' ability to provide education and applied research as well as related community development programs within the field of food and agricultural sciences-related disciplines.

For more information about the course, contact Jim Seeland at 907-738-1190 or or Barbara Morgan at 907-228-4546 or



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University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan

The University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus provides a wide variety of educational courses and programs to Ketchikan and the surrounding communities throughout the year. Courses and programs are available locally and distance including web-based and audio-conference classes. Through these offerings, students can achieve certifications, associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees. UAS is an AA/EO employer and educational institution.


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