Alaska salmon culture technique class offered

Posted: Friday, March 12, 2010

PETERSBURG - 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.

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 Alaska salmon enhancement facilities and will have an opportunity to practice these techniques under the guidance of Assistant Professor of Fisheries Technology Jim Seeland. Seeland has over 25 years of salmon production experience in Southeast Alaska.

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

• Importance of salmon in the lives of Alaska residents, past and present

• Complete life history of Pacific salmon

• 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

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

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