Lena Point Fisheries Facility, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
The Lena Point Fisheries facility is almost 31,000 square feet and has space for 13 faculty, four research assistants and 34 graduate students enrolled in the B.A., B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. fisheries and marine biology programs. Four UAS biology and marine biology faculty hold joint appointments in the UAF Department of Fisheries and supervise UAF graduate students based in Juneau, Alaska.
Faculty supervise students’ research on a broad array of biological problems in laboratories that specialize in quantitative stock assessment, biology and ecology of marine and freshwater species, molecular genetics, behavioral ecology, marine policy, and other fields of study. Laboratories at the Lena Point Fisheries include specialized facilities for seawater culture of marine animals and plants, quantitative (computer) analysis and fisheries stock assessment, geographic information systems, molecular genetics, salmon culture, and marine ecology. Students also work in laboratories and facilities of other agencies in Juneau such as NOAA Fisheries’ Auke Bay Laboratory and Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute, the U.S. Geological Survey’s Glacier Bay Field Station, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Mark, Tag and Age Lab.