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University of Alaska Anchorage

Surrounded by an environment that is both urban and wild, the University of Alaska Anchorage is a gateway to innovative thinking, learning and exploration. UAA is the state’s largest university, situated at the heart of the state’s largest city, with satellites in Homer, Kodiak, Soldotna, Valdez and Mat-Su. UAA students experience hands-on education, in and out of the classroom.

The mission of the University of Alaska Anchorage is to discover and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, engagement, and creative expression.

Located in Anchorage and on community campuses in Southcentral Alaska, UAA is committed to serving the higher education needs of the state, its communities, and its diverse peoples.

The University of Alaska Anchorage is an open-access university with academic programs leading to occupational endorsements; undergraduate and graduate certificates; and associate, baccalaureate and graduate degrees in a rich, diverse and inclusive environment.


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Fishing boat captains jockey for position near the mouth of the Naknek River, which flows into Bristol Bay. Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Historic Bristol Bay, Alaska salmon fishery dealing with latest challenge: COVID-19

The harvesters of the historic wild salmon run out of Bristol Bay, Alaska, were already facing tough competition from relatively cheap and plentiful farmed salmon. Then came the pandemic.


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