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Alaska Fish Stomach Examiner's Tool

December 29, 2017

This web-based, Stomach Examiner's Tool (SET) provides comprehensive information to help the stomach content examiner identify prey items in Alaska marine fish stomachs.

Metopa sp. (Family Stenothoidae)

Metopa sp. (Family Stenothoidae)

The Resource Ecology and Ecosystem Modeling Program at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center has been collecting and processing stomachs of the marine fish collected from the eastern Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, and Aleutian Islands since 1983.

Diet data are used to describe feeding ecology and predator-prey relationships and are used for mortality estimation, fishery management and ecosystem modeling. Therefore, many researchers encounter situations where they need to get diet data by processing fish stomachs.

This is a comprehensive guide for stomach content analysts to use to identify marine prey in fish stomachs. 

Last updated by Alaska Fisheries Science Center on 08/18/2021

Research and Data Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management Resource Ecology and Ecosystem Modeling Program