PUBLISHED: 4:45 PM on Wednesday, August 13, 2008
University Receives $170,000 for Fisheries Management Program
KETCHIKAN - The Fisheries Technology degree program at the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan has been awarded $170,000 by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) grant for enhancing the Fisheries Technology program's curriculum, outreach to secondary schools and aquatic farm education and research partnerships.

UAS Ketchikan Fisheries Technology Program will use the grant to further develop the program curricula through distance lab modules creation; offer training and applied research to the local shellfish and aquatic farm industries; increase high school student participation in fisheries sciences through an increase in experiential learning opportunities; and increase student recruitment, retention and educational equity through outreach and student financial aid assistance.

This grant will provide tuition assistance to eligible rural and Native Alaskan students admitted to the UAS Ketchikan Fisheries Technology program, depending on student enrollment and need. For more information regarding the program and tuition assistance, contact Fisheries Technology Program Coordinator Barbara Morgan at 907-228-4546.

UAS Ketchikan Fisheries Technology Program offers students one-year certificates and two-year associate of applied science degrees in fisheries technology. Students in the program work alongside fisheries professionals in hatcheries and fisheries management agencies during required internships.