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Alaska Sea Grant in Danger of Losing Funding

Julie Matweyou. Courtesy of Alaska Sea Grant Kayla Desroches/KMXT A program which focuses on seafood safety, sustainability, and marine coastal resources both in Alaska and the Lower 48 may lose its federal funding. President Donald Trump struck the program from his Fiscal Year 2018 proposed budget. Sea Grant has branches spread out across Alaska, including here in Kodiak. Julie Matweyou …

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Researchers Developing Cheaper, Faster Monitoring Method for PSP

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Researchers are developing a field test kit that would make it easier to monitor for paralytic shellfish poisoning. Project partners include NOAA researchers from the lower 48 as well as community testers based on Kodiak Island and in the Alaska Peninsula. Despite the high level of toxicity found in shellfish in the Kodiak Archipelago, people still harvest them. …

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