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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.

News and Research Highlights

FMA Seminar Series
Each year approximately 300 trained observers collect information onboard Alaskan fishing vessels. The FMA Seminar Series highlights how that data are utilized. More>
Observer Training Schedule
New fishery observer training schedule for September through January 2009. More>
Research Programs
Information on the AFSC's research divisions, programs, projects, and plans.
Cool Stuff
Juneau Humpback Catalog, Groundfish Survey Data, Glacial Ice Photos, Fish Ageing Demo, Rockfish Game, Fish & Invertebrate Photos
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.
Photos of fishes, crabs, corals, marine mammals, underwater video, slideshows, posters.
Education & Outreach
New information on internships, careers, job shadow, K-12 science, species ID, and other outreach materials.
Quick Links

Population Responses to Ocean Acidification

The AFSC's ocean acidification research plan to forecast fish, shellfish, and coral population responses to ocean acidification in the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea. AFSC Processed Report. Rpt. (pdf; 109MB). More>

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Juneau Humpback Whale Catalog

A  resource for humpback whale fluke identification including 99 fluke photographs as well as general inforrmation about the humpbacks that frequent the Juneau area. More>

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Ichthyoplankton Information System Update

The AFSC's Northeast Pacific Ichthyoplankton Information System with access to data on the early life history of fishes now offers a print friendly version of the IIS data in pdf format with high resolution maps and illustrations. More>

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Bowhead Whale Survey: Preliminary Reports

Preliminary field reports from the Bowhead Whale Aerial Survey Project to document the migration of bowhead whales through the western Beaufort Sea during June-October. More>

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Observer Spatial Data Updated June 2008

Fishery observer data from the years 1993-2007 provide visual information on where fish and invertebrates are caught in Alaska groundfish fisheries. More>

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FMA Division Redesigns Observer Sampling

The AFSC's Fisheries Monitoring and Analysis (FMA) Division implemented several long-awaited sampling and database changes that fundamentally alter the way the North Pacific Groundfish Observer Program collects and records data. More>

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Freeman and Dyson Vessel Comparison

Scientists with the AFSC's MACE Program continued work on vessel-comparison studies to determine whether walleye pollock differentially avoid the NOAA ships Miller Freeman and Oscar Dyson. More>


Pacific Herring in Lynn Canal, Alaska

A biological review team reviewed the status of Lynn Canal herring to determine if the fish are a distinct population segment as defined by the Endangered Species Act. More>




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Last updated 10 September, 2008

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