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Shellfish Assessment Program

Resource Assessment and Conservation Engineering
Office: (206) 526-4171

Shellfish Assessment Program

The Shellfish Assessment Program conducts a wide range of research and surveys on various fish, crab and shellfish species to assess the distribution and abundance of various commercially important crab and groundfish resources in the eastern Bering Sea. The collected data is used to both aid the fishing industry in locating productive fishing grounds and help improve the viability of future stocks. Studies include disease, habitat, discard mortality, reproduction, growth, culturing, and affects of ocean acidification.