Lunchtime Talk: Global Seafood Markets in 2030—Dominated by Aquaculture, with Wild Fish as Niche Market Products?

Frank Asche is a well-known fisheries economist from Norway and a professor in the Department of Industrial Economics at the University of Stavanger, Norway. World seafood markets are changing rapidly, as more seafood species are being farmed and knowledge from agriculture is being used to enhance the competitiveness of aquaculture products. Those changes are likely to influence all parts of the seafood market. Join us at ISER to hear Frank Asche talk about how he sees the global seafood markets of the future.

When: Friday, October 26, 12 to 1
Where: ISER conference room, fifth floor, Diplomacy Building

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ISER receives $288,000 for the Harold E. Pomeroy Public Policy Research Endowment

Pomeroy Gift, photo courtesy of Erin Hooley (UAA Advancement)ISER has received a $288,000 check from the estate of Roxolana Pomeroy, for the Harold E. Pomeroy Public Policy Research Endowment. Dolly Farnsworth and John Havelock, longtime friends of the Pomeroys, presented the check to ISER on October 17. (In photo, left to right, John Havelock, Dolly Farnsworth, ISER Director Heather Hudson, CBPP dean Rashmi Prasad.) Roxolana Pomeroy established the endowment in 1985, to honor her husband, Harold Pomeroy, who died in 1983. Both Harold and Roxolana Pomeroy took a keen interest in public policy in Alaska and were active in state and local government during the early decades of statehood. The endowment supports faculty research on Alaska public policy. For more information, download the PDF (11KB).
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Kids Count Alaska 2011-2012 Data Book Now Available

A new Kids Count Alaska Data Book, providing a broad picture of the well-being of Alaska’s children, is now available in print and online. The book is an annual publication that brings together information from many sources on the health, safety, education, and economic status of Alaska children statewide and by region. It also compares how children in Alaska and across the country are doing. The book is sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which supports similar programs in all 50 states. It was prepared by Virgene Hanna, project director, and other researchers at ISER. This year’s data book celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the United States, featuring photos of Girl Scouts of Alaska in many activities the organization sponsors.
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ISER Director Named CITI Fellow

Columbia University’s Institute of Tele-Information (CITI) has appointed ISER’s director, Heather Hudson, as one of about 20 Inaugural CITI Fellows.

This is a new program, recognizing people noted in the field. The fellows include government and corporate decision makers as well as academic researchers and nonprofit leaders. They will participate in monthly online seminars and other activities that present new information, raise impending issues, and promote discussion. The Columbia Institute for Tele-Information is a research center focusing on strategy, management, and policy issues in communications, media, and the Internet. CITI was established in 1983 as the first such center worldwide at a major school of management.…

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