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Salmon Ocean Ecology and Bycatch Analysis

Spawning sockeye salmon
Spawning sockeye salmon

Integrating the productivity and ecological processes of anadromous fish populations with estuarine, transitional, and Gulf of Alaska ecosystems.

The Auke Bay Laboratories’ Salmon Ocean Ecology and Bycatch Analysis (SOEBA) program conducts research to understand ecological processes that drive the productivity of anadromous fish populations in freshwater, estuarine, transitional, and marine ecosystems of the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea. These efforts aid state and federal fishery managers in making informed science-based decisions to help sustain fish populations, fisheries, and fishing communities in accordance with the NOAA AFSC Science Plan and NOAA Guidance Memo FY 2011-2015. Our sub-program focuses on: 1) marine ecology research, 2) forecasting salmon and groundfish recruitment, and 3) evaluating the impacts of commercial fisheries on salmon populations.

Andrew Gray
Auke Bay Laboratories
Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries

Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute
17109 Pt Lena Loop Rd
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 789–6047


Featured Research, Publications, Posters, Reports, and Activities

  • Spatial and temporal visualizations of satellite-derived sea surface temperatures for Alaska fishery management areas
    WATSON, J.T. 2019. Spatial and temporal visualizations of satellite-derived sea surface temperatures for Alaska fishery management areas. Pac. States E-Journal Sci. Visual.   Online.
  • Ocean ecology of Chinook salmon
    RIDDELL, B. R., R. D. BRODEUR, A. V. BUGAEV, P. MORAN, J. M. MURPHY, J. A. ORSI, M. TRUDEL, L. A. WEITKAMP, B. K. WELLS, and A. C. WERTHEIMER. 2018. Ocean ecology of Chinook salmon. Pages 555-696 in R. J. Beamish, editor. The ocean ecology of Pacific salmon and trout. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. 
  • Chinook salmon first year production indicators from ocean monitoring in Southeast Alaska
    Conference:  NPAFC International Symposium on Pacific Salmon and Steelhead Production in a Changing Climate…, Kobe, Japan, May 2015
    (2015 poster, .pdf, 1.02 MB)   Online.

  • The Use of Ecosystem Metrics for Pre-season Forecasts of Pink Salmon Harvest in Southeast Alaska: What Have We Learned?
    Conference:  Alaska Marine Science Symposium, Anchorage, AK, Jan 2015
    (2015 poster, .pdf, 1.79 MB)   Online.


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