Thursday, August 8, 2019
University of Alaska fisheries college braces for budget cuts - Laine Welch, National Fisherman
Several hundred of Alaska’s fishery managers are graduates of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, an arm of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. The college offers degree programs in fisheries, marine biology and oceanography. More than half of its nearly 1,000 graduates have come out of the fisheries program and work in the state. “That is a remarkable number. I don’t know any other fishery department in the country that can say half of their graduates still work in their home state,” said Brad Moran, dean of the college, adding that it has seen steady year-over-year increases in enrollment of undergraduates.