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SITKA - The University of Alaska Southeast Fisheries Technology Program is offering a 2-credit special topics class, to be held in Sitka Nov. 9-12.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Story last updated at 10/21/2009 - 1:32 pm

Special salmon culture class offered in Sitka

SITKA - The University of Alaska Southeast Fisheries Technology Program is offering a 2-credit special topics class, to be held in Sitka Nov. 9-12.

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.

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; and 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). For more information about the course, contact Jim Seeland at 738-1190 or jseeland@gci.net or Barbara Morgan at 228-4546 or barbara.morgan@uas.alaska.edu.


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