Juneau, AK ---There’s a lot of research that ensures sustainable management of U.S. fisheries. Juneauites can get a behind-the-scenes peek at the science behind Alaska’s world-class fisheries.
Alaska’s fisheries are regarded as one of the most sustainable fisheries in the world, contributing 78,500 jobs to the Alaskan economy, and the source of more than half of all seafood caught in U.S. waters.
This winter, NOAA Fisheries invites Juneau residents and their guests to tour Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute (TSMRI) north of Juneau to get the scoop on the research behind the fisheries. Tours are available by appointment and are also being offered daily at 1 P.M. from November 23-27 and December 21-31, except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Each tour is limited to 12 people ages 16 and older. Call ahead to ensure your space in the tour. Bring a camera and enjoy a 55 minute tour, followed by a NOAA Science on a Sphere presentation.
TSMRI is the headquarters of Auke Bay Laboratories (ABL), a division of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. Complete with a free-standing wet lab and a main building of 66,000 square feet, TSMRI is Alaska’s largest fisheries research facility. Located north of Juneau at Lena Point, TSMRI’s energy consumption has been completely green since 2011. TSMRI is the focal point among the seven federal facilities operated by ABL in southeast Alaska and on the Pribilof Islands.
For more information and to schedule your tour, contact Ralph Steeves at 907-789-6050.