Alaska Fisheries Science Center Surveys in the Arctic: Preliminary Findings from Summer/Fall 2018 UPDATED OCTOBER 24, 2018
Outreach product containing highlights and preliminary findings for 2018 Arctic research surveys.
We study marine ecosystems. Our research supports sustainable management and conservation of Alaska marine species. We collect a variety of biological, ecological, and environmental data to learn about the health and size of zooplankton, fish, crab, marine mammal and other species populations and the key areas where these species feed, breed, and grow.
Through long-term, consistent data collection during dedicated research surveys, we can monitor trends in marine species populations and changes in their distribution. This information helps Alaska Native and coastal communities, and resource managers better prepare and respond to changes in Alaska marine ecosystems to ensure sustainable use of marine resources, food security and coastal resiliency.