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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: Steller sea lion
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""  Field Blog: Norton Sound Beluga
Norton Sound beluga
""  Field Blog: Eastern Bering Sea
Eastern Bering Sea
NOAA Fisheries collaborates to expand survey coverage in the eastern Bering Sea. More>
""  Field Blog: Bristol Bay Fishing
Researchers Kim Sparks, Anna Santos, Jean Lee
Researchers Kim Sparks, Anna Santos and Jean Lee head to Bristol Bay to find out how women contribute to the success of the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world. More>
 ACLIM Project
Researchers investigate far-reaching impacts of environmental changes in the Bering Sea. 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>
AFSC Historical Corner
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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
  Management
General Info
Information about the AFSC mission, administration, directory, activities, facilities, directory, jobs, news, social media policy, links
Species
Information on species of fish, invertebrates, marine mammals, seabirds
Publications
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

New information on how long some rockfish live and how often they spawn will help ensure healthy populations

  • NOAA researchers have documented for the first time the age of maturity and the ability to skip spawning for three deepwater Alaska rockfish species.   More>

Sea lions remember prey hot spots to maximize hunting efficiency

  • A new study finds that Steller sea lions depend on memory of reliable prey “hot spots” to predict where to find food   More>

Research findings lead to more optimistic picture of sablefish population health and increased economic opportunity for fishing industry

  • Long-term data collection effort yields greater understanding of sablefish population size in North Pacific   More>

First observations of fine-scale juvenile sablefish movements in the wild reveal behavioral patterns that may influence survival

  • Researchers obtain new information on sablefish behavior and how environmental changes may affect them   More>

Visualizing distributions of 22 fish species by size over 34 years of climate variability in the Bering Sea

  • A new study examines how fish populations changed over 34 past years of varying climate conditions   More>

Exploring automation to save time and money while monitoring an endangered species

  • Scientists from different disciplines collaborate to create efficiencies and potentially advance Steller sea lion research   More>

Crowdsourcing science to obtain new information about endangered Steller sea lions

  • For the first time, Center scientists are using an innovative research method to save time and money and engage the public   More>

Scientists share their latest research on the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands and the Arctic

  • Couldn't make it to the Alaska Marine Science Symposium? Researchers will present the work they shared at the conference, March 1 - 2 in Seattle   More>

Where the whales are

  • Finding out where whales live and how many are actually out there, are key to rebuilding their populations   More>

What you need to know about the critically endangered whale you’ve never heard of

  • The world's rarest whale is on the brink of extinction but scientists haven't given up hope for a recovery   More>

AFSC 2016 Year in Review

  • Presenting the AFSC 2016 Year in Review Video and Interactive Infographic   More>



 

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Last updated 23 May, 2017
 


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