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The mission of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center is to generate the scientific information necessary for the conservation, management, and utilization of the region's living marine resources.



Draft Conservation Plan for Fur Seals

The Draft Conservation Plan for the Eastern Pacific Stock of Northern Fur Seal is available online.

U.S. Court Opinion on Steller Sea Lion Research

New documents regarding Steller sea lion research litigation are available at

Steller Sea Lion Draft Recovery Plan

NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service has announced the release of a draft revised Steller Sea Lion Recovery Plan for public review and comment, according to a notice published today in the Federal Register. More>

AFSC Seminar Series Videos Online

Select presentations from the 2006 AFSC Seminar Series are available online in streaming video with more to be posted in the future.

Habitat Requirements and Extinction Risks of Right Whales

Habitat requirements and extinction risks of eastern North Pacific right whales.  AFSC Processed Rep. 2006-06, 52 p.  Alaska Fish. Sci. Cent., Natl. Mar. Fish. Serv., NOAA, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle WA 98115. View Online.  (.pdf, 1.12 MB).

New AFSC Publications Available Online

  • Report to the fishing industry on the results of the 2005 Eastern Bering Sea groundfish survey.  AFSC Processed Rep. 2006-07, 64 p. View Online.  (.pdf, 2.36 MB).
  • Food habits of groundfishes in the Gulf of Alaska in 1999 and 2001, 199 p.  Abstract or View Online (.pdf  1.43MB).  NTIS number pending.
  • Alaska marine mammal stock assessments, 2005, 250 p. NTIS number pending. View Online.  (.pdf, 12.6MB).
  • Revision of the snailfish genus Allocareproctus Pitruk & Fedorov (Teleostei: Liparidae), with descriptions of four new species from the Aleutian Islands. Zootaxa 1173: 137. Online. (.pdf, 530KB).
  • Biodiversity as an index of regime shift in the eastern Bering Sea. Fish. Bull., U.S. 104:226237. Online. (.pdf, 1.27MB).
  • Triglops dorothy, a new species of sculpin (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes: Cottidae) from the southern Sea of Okhotsk. Fish. Bull., U.S. 104:238246. Online. (.pdf, 600KB).

Seabird Bycatch Rates for Select Species

A summary of seabird bycatch from 1993-2004 reports the estimated bycatch rates and numbers for select species groups.



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Last updated 26 June 2006.

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