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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

Observer Training Schedule
Observer training schedule for Seattle and Anchorage, August - November 2009. More>
Science Board Nominations
NOAA is soliciting nominations for members of the NOAA Science Advisory Board. More>
Cool Stuff
Juneau Humpback Catalog, 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
Research Programs
Information on the AFSC's research divisions, programs, projects, and plans.
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
Information on internships, careers, job shadow, K-12 science, and more.
Quick Links
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President Obama Honors Dana Hanselman

President Obama has honored Dana Hanselman, a fisheries scientist with the Alaska Fisheries Science Center's Auke Bay Laboratories, with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. More>

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Little Port Walter Celebrates 75 Years

Established in 1934, NOAA’s Little Port Walter Marine Station on Baranof Island in Southeast Alaska is the oldest year-round biological field station in Alaska. More>

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2009 Bowhead Whale Aerial Surveys Begin

Surveys of bowhead whales and other marine mammals in the Alaskan Arctic are being conducted from mid-June to late October.  More>

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Gulf of Alaska Bottom Trawl Survey Through July

AFSC scientists plan to complete about 825 survey trawl hauls over a 75-day period ending July 31 along the continental shelf and upper continental slope of the Gulf of Alaska.  More>

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Public Survey on Protecting Steller Sea Lions

A mailed survey collected information for estimating the public benefits of providing additional protection to Steller sea lions specifically and endangered species in general. More>

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Habitat Research in the Northern Bering Sea

Scientists studying sea ice communities, optics, zooplankton biogeography, biogeochemistry, and anthropology, plus members of the media traveled to the subArctic. More>

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Photos and Video from Ice Seal Survey

AFSC scientists are studying the ecology, distribution, and abundance of ice seals, which may be vulnerable to climate change through loss of sea ice. Check out the video and photos posted from the field. More>


AFSC Quarterly Research Reports

Auke Bay Laboratories; Fisheries Monitoring & Analysis Division; National Marine Mammal Laboratory; Resource Assessment & Conservaton Engineering Division; Resource Ecology & Fisheries Management Division





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