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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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NOAA's Arctic Action Plan
NOAA's new Arctic Action Plan provides a roadmap to make shared progress in monitoring, understanding, and protecting this vast, valuable, and vulnerable region. More>
AFSC Historical Corner
The history of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center dates back to 1867. Check out the historical timelines, photographs, research vessels, testimonies, and more>
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Deep Sea Coral Report
Deep-Sea Coral Research & Technology Program Report to Congress 2014 includes stunning video footage and still photos of this unique marine life in all regions of the U.S. More>
Other Cool Stuff
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

AFSC Economist Dr. Alan Haynie Receives Presidential Early Career Award

  • Dr. Alan Haynie received the Presidential Early Career Award from President Obama on 14 April 2014 at the White House for his outstanding contributions as an economist in the field of fisheries science and management. More>

Human-caused Injury and Mortality of Alaska Marine Mammal Stocks

  • Human-caused injury and mortality of NMFS-managed Alaska marine mammal stocks, 2007-2011; NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-AFSC-274. More>

NOAA Fisheries Says "No Jeopardy" re: Steller Sea Lions in the Aleutian Islands

  • Proposed changes to fishing restrictions in the Aleutian Islands are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of the endangered western population of Steller sea lions or adversely modify Steller sea lion critical habitat, according to a biological opinion issued today by NOAA Fisheries under the Endangered Species Act. More>

Ocean Acidification and Essential Fish Habitat Research for 2014

  • The Habitat and Ecological Processes Research program reports on ocean acidification and essential fish habitat research funding for FY 2014. More>

Scientists Study Entire Ecosystem To Understand Fish Productivity

  • To manage fish populations, scientists seek to understand how physical and biological forces combine to drive fish productivity in the Bering Sea, with the overarching goal of making sure that our fisheries remain sustainable. More>

Smooth Sheet Bathymetry of Cook Inlet, Alaska  

  • Scientists with the AFSC’s Groundfish Asessment Program have expanded their mapping study of the Aleutian Islands to include Cook Inlet. More>

Fishing Engagement and Reliance of Alaskan Fishing Communities

  • The Economic and Social Sciences Research program has used secondary data to measure Alaskan fishing community involvement in a variety of aspects of fishing. More>

2013 Steller Sea Lion Survey Results

  • Results of aerial and ship-based surveys to count Steller sea lions in Alaska in June-July 2013 are now available online. (pdf; 848 KB) More>


This is an official United States Government web site produced by the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department of Commerce. 

Last updated 17 April, 2014


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