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UAS Fish Tech Faculty to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The Sitka Sound Science Center will honor Seeland at their 2017 Alaska Fish Culture Conference

Date of Press Release: January 24, 2017

Jim Seeland
Jim Seeland

Jim Seeland, Assistant Professor of Fisheries Technology at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS),  will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award this evening at the 2017 Alaska Fish Culture Conference at the Sitka Sound Science Center (SSSC).  Seeland is a former SSSC board member, and a member of the Southeast Alaskan aquaculture community. 

Seeland moved to Alaska in 1980 to work at a Pacific salmon enhancement facility in Prince William Sound.  Two years later he relocated to Sitka to work for Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture where he helped to develop the Medvejie Salmon Hatchery.  Seeland has remained Sitka and enjoys working with students in the UAS Fisheries Technology Program, which he helped to develop. 

UAS Chancellor Rick Caulfield expressed great appreciation for Seeland’s leadership in expanding the Fisheries Technology program throughout coastal Alaska. “Jim came to UAS with a wealth of experience in aquaculture and an infectious enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge with others. He and his colleagues at the Sitka Campus are educating the next generation of fishermen and entrepreneurs in the maritime industry. This lifetime achievement award is well deserved.”

For more information about the UAS Fisheries Technology program, visit or call 907-747-7717.

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