Study Sustainable Ocean Farming
The Time is Now
The increasing demand for skilled professionals in fisheries and marine science, aimed at discovering innovative methods for cultivating ocean species for food, has led to a proactive response from the Applied Fisheries Program at the University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka campus.
Through strategic partnerships with industry stakeholders, the program has meticulously crafted a field-based semester intensive initiative. This program is tailor-made to provide students with the essential occupational training needed to seamlessly transition into the aquaculture workforce or pursue further education.
Covering diverse aspects, from mariculture farm design to skiff operational and maintenance skills, students not only acquire practical knowledge but also establish meaningful connections with industry professionals, gaining valuable insights into the life of a sustainable ocean farmer.
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Through a series of interactive field trips throughout Sitka and the greater Southeast Alaska region, learn about and experience Pacific salmon hatcheries, with the potential for internship or employment opportunities.
Learn about the principles, concepts and methods used in the production of shellfish, seaweeds and other mariculture species with an emphasis on techniques used by Alaskan producers.
Program Faculty & Staff
Angela Bowers (she/her)
Angie has been working with Pacific Salmon since 2006, when she was fortunate enough to find her dream job working at a remote hatchery here on Baranof Island and has been working in aquaculture and teaching people about it ever since.
Sara Ebersole, B.S.
Mariculture Program CoordinatorView profile and contact info
Joel A. Markis, M.S.
In his free time, Joel enjoys backcountry skiing, fishing, sailing, is an avid SCUBA diver and dive instructor, and generally likes spending time outside. He is passionate about teaching and Alaskan fisheries.
Lauren Wild, Ph.D. (she/her)
Assistant ProfessorView profile and contact info
Alicia Ellingson, B.S. (she/her)
Educational Content Creation SpecialistView profile and contact info
Academic AdvisorView profile and contact info
UAS Sitka Campus
UAS Sitka specializes in distance-learning opportunities for students throughout Alaska and beyond. We aim to provide a place where everyone can enrich their lives and build a path to their future.