Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center
The Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center contributes scientific and technical expertise through teaching, research and service in fisheries, seafood science and technology, and marine biology. Faculty at KSMSC teach undergraduate and graduate classes in fisheries, seafood and marine biology, and provide informal education and training for industry, K–12 students and the public. KSMSC is the hub of applied seafood research for the state and also home to research related to marine mammal ecosystems, harmful algal blooms, and food science and marketing. Public service is provided through seafood and fishing industry consultations and partnerships with local organizations for economic development and increasing understanding of the local environment.
KSMSC faculty have expertise in fisheries, nutrition, food chemistry, food microbiology, marine mammal biology, seafood processing, seafood economics and seafood engineering. The Kodiak Center provides ready access to coastal and offshore marine systems in the Gulf of Alaska as well as freshwater streams and lakes.