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Alaska Research On Salmon Ecology And Bycatch

Scientists at our Auke Bay Laboratories conduct research to understand ecological processes that drive salmon populations in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea. They also monitor and analyze bycatch of salmon in other commercial fisheries for groundfish.

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Through our research we seek to understand ecological processes that drive the productivity of anadromous fish  populations or fish that spend portions of their lives 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's Alaska Fisheries Science Center's Science Plan and the NOAA Annual Guidance Memo.