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The mission of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center is to generate the scientific information and analysis necessary for the conservation, management, and utilization of the region's living marine resources.

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AFSC News & Information
For more information about NOAA Fisheries science in Alaska please contact: Marjorie Mooney-Seus or for regulatory news Julie Speegle
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AFSC Historical Corner
Check out the historical timelines, photographs, research vessels, testimonies, and more>
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Arctic Cruise - August 2015
Dispatches from the AFSC's summer field investigations. More>
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Right Whale Cruise - August 2015
Other Cool Stuff
Interactive Mapping Tools, Multimedia Gallery,
Groundfish Survey Data, Glacial Ice Photos, Fish Ageing Demo, Rockfish Game, Fish & Invertebrate Photos
AFSC Divisions
"" Auke Bay Labs
"" Fisheries Monitoring & Analysis
"" National Marine Mammal Lab
"" Resource Assessment &
  Conservation Engineering
"" Resource Ecology & Fisheries
General Info
Information about the AFSC mission, administration, directory, activities, facilities, directory, jobs, news, links
Information on species of fish, invertebrates, marine mammals, and seabirds.
Citations database, stock assessments, tech memos, journal articles, research reports.
Data & Tools
Survey, catch, age and growth, life history, telemetry, interactive maps, spatial data, software.
Quick Links

NOAA Awards More Than $4.5 Million To Support Species Recovery

  • NOAA announces more than $4.5 million in grants to states and tribes to support endangered or threatened species recovery efforts. The agency is also opening a call for 2016 proposals under this program. More>

NOAA Announces up to $10 Million To Support Fisheries Projects

  • As part of its efforts to build resilient coastal communities and sustainable marine resources, NOAA announces up to $10 million available to support fisheries projects under tne Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants program. More>

New Bering Sea Climate Change Study To Focus on Fish and Fishing

  • The southeastern Bering Sea is an enormously productive ecosystem. However, as the climate changes, the species here, and the people who rely on them, will have to adapt. Government and academic scientists are working together to study these changes. More>

NOAA Fisheries' First-Ever Climate Science Strategy Announced

  • The NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy identifies objectives which will provide decision-makers with the information needed to reduce impacts and increase resilience in a changing climate. More>

Deaths of Large Whales in Gulf of Alaska Declared an "Unusual Mortality Event"

  • NOAA is declaring the recent deaths of 30 large whales in the western Gulf of Alaska an "unusual mortality event," triggering a focused, expert investigation into the cause. More>

Steller Sea Lion Data Available for Download

  • Steller Sea Lion Count Database (Pups) 2015; Steller Sea Lion Count Database (Non-pups) 2015; 2015 Steller Sea Lion Brand Database; Steller Sea Lion Haulout and Rookery Locations in the United States. More>

Results of Summer 2014 Pollock Survey on U.S. and Russian Bering Sea Shelf

  • Results of the acoustic-trawl survey of walleye pollock (Gadus chalcogrammus) on the U.S. and Russian Bering Sea Shelf in June - August 2014 (DY1407). AFSC Processed Rep. 2015-07, 62 p. pdf; 2.37 MB.

AFSC Research Reports and Activities for Spring 2015

  • Recent research reports for April-June 2015 from the AFSC Resource Ecology and Ecoystem Modeling Program, Economics and Social Sciences Research Program, Age and Growth Program, Status of Stock and Multispecies Assement Program, and International Affairs, Auke Bay Laboratories, and Fisheries Management and Analysis. More>

AFSC Scientists Report on Climate Mediated Changes in Pacific Salmon Diets

  • Scientsts at the AFSC's Auke Bay Lab report on the biological and environmental variables influencing salmon diets in the Bering Sea, providing insight into the adaptability and vulnerability of salmon to changes in climate conditions. More>

Aerial Surveys of Arctic Marine Mammals

  • The Aerial Surveys of Arctic Marine Mammals documents the distribution and relative abundance of marine mammals in areas of potential oil and natural gas exploration, development, and production activities in the Alaskan Beaufort and northeastern Chukchi Seas.. More>


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Last updated 3 September, 2015


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