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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
Dispatches from the Field
Latest research blogs provide insights on what NOAA Fisheries scientists are doing. More>
""  Field Blog: Northern Fur Seals
Carey Kuhn
NOAA scientist Carey Kuhn reports from Pribilof Islands, Alaska. More>
""  Field Blog: Steller Sea Lions
Katie Sweeney
NOAA scientist Katie Sweeney reports from Aleutian Islands, Alaska. More>
Scientific Experts Meeting
The Fourth Meeting of Scientific Experts of Fish Stocks in the Central Arctic Ocean will be held Sept. 26-28, 2016 in Tromsø, Norway. More>
Research Reports
Research program reports and activities for October through December 2015. More>
AFSC Historical Corner
image of historical boat
The history of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center dates back to 1867. Check out the historical timelines, photographs, research vessels, facilities, testimonies, and more>
Other Cool Stuff
"" Interactive Mapping Tools
"" Multimedia Gallery
"" AFSC Education & Outreach
"" Marine Mammal Education Web
"" Groundfish Survey Data
"" Marine Mammal Image Gallery
"" Fish Ageing Demo
"" Glacial Ice Photos
"" Rockfish Game
"" Fish & Invertebrate Photos
AFSC Divisions
"" Auke Bay Labs
"" Fisheries Monitoring & Analysis
"" 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, tech memos, stock assessments, journal articles, research reports.
Data & Tools
Survey, catch, age and growth,
life history, telemetry, interactive maps, spatial data, software.
Quick Links

Auke Bay Laboratories welcomes students to inspires future scientists

  • Touch tanks filled with intertidal animals and other activities make summer learning interactive and memorable for children across southeast Alaska.   More>

Scientists are obtaining new information about harbor seals after tagging pups for the first time last month

  • The information will help to determine if increased ship traffic through seal habitat, in glacial fjords, is negatively impacting the harbor seal population.   More>

NOAA Science Camp offers students unique, immersive programs in marine biology, oceanography and climatology

  • More than a hundred middle and high school students travel to NOAA's Western Regional Center, in Seattle, to learn about cutting-edge research from leading experts.   More>

Long-term surveys show endangered beluga population inhabiting just a portion of historic seasonal range in Alaska’s Cook Inlet

  • The Cook Inlet Beluga whale is a NOAA Fisheries “Species in the Spotlight.” Listed as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, this population of beluga whale may be at risk of extinction. An agency-wide effort is underway to protect it along with seven other high-risk species.   More>

Understanding Northern Fur Seal Relationship with Prey Key to Conservation

  • Follow researchers heading to remote Pribilof Islands, Alaska to learn critical information about northern fur seals and their prey.   More>

2016 Aerial Surveys of Arctic Marine Mammals (ASAMM) are Underway

  • Daily survey reports are now available beginning with the first flight conducted on 5 July. The goal of these studies is to document the distribution and relative abundance of whales and other marine mammals.   More>

Investigating Steller Sea Lion Declines on Remote Aleutian Islands

  • A team of scientists from the Alaska Fisheries Science Center begins surveying for endangered Steller sea lions in the western Aleutians Islands, where the population continues to decline.   More>

Teaching a Robot to Follow its Senses

  • New technology expands possibilities for studying marine animals in a challenging environment.  More>

Mischievous Snailfish and Other Mysteries of the Deep

  • Right now, scientists from the AFSC are at sea collecting information crucial to keeping Alaska fisheries sustainable. The data they collect during yearly stock assessment surveys is used to set quotas for the familiar species that support some of world's largest fisheries. But sometimes they find something no one has seen before.  More>

Tagging Along on an Ocean Migration: Salmon are Tracked on First Swim to Sea

  • Understanding the migration patterns of salmon now is also important to establish baseline information, so that we can monitor the effects of a changing ocean environment on salmon and the people who depend on them.   More>

Run Timing Forecast for Chinook Salmon on the Yukon River

  • The forecast calls for the first significant pulse of Chinook salmon to cross the Yukon River Delta around June 9 this year, and the half way point of the run is expected to occur around June 19.   More>


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Last updated 27 July, 2016

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