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Economic and Social Sciences Research

The primary mission of the Economic and Social Sciences Research Program is to provide economic and sociocultural information that will assist NMFS in meeting its stewardship responsibilities. Those responsibilities are in part identified by the Federal regulatory analyses requirements.  More >

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Staff sociologist working with commercial fisherman 

Current Issues and Interests

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Gulf of Alaska Groundfish Trawl Fishery Social Survey

Community Profiles for North Pacific Fisheries - Alaska

2013 Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Economic Status Reports for BSAI and GOA Groundfish and BSAI Crab


Recent Publications, Poster Presentations, Reports & Activities

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