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Alaska Fishing Community Profiles for North Pacific Fisheries

July 02, 2019

In 2005, the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) compiled baseline socioeconomic information about 136 Alaska communities most involved in commercial fisheries to produce the first version of the Community Profiles for North Pacific Fisheries - Alaska.


In 2010 and 2011, AFSC went through the process of evaluating the Community Profiles and determining how to update them. A NOAA Technical Memorandum, Improving Community Profiles for the North Pacific Fisheries, documents our process for updating the Community Profiles, including modifying the community selection methodology to ensure that communities with significant reliance on commercial, recreational and subsistence fishing were included.

A total of 196 communities have been profiled. The updated profiles add new information to better contextualize communities' reliance on fishing. Introductory materials discuss purpose and methods, and provide an overview of the profiled communities in the larger context of the state of Alaska and North Pacific fisheries.

Last updated by Alaska Fisheries Science Center on 04/19/2021

Economic and Social Sciences Research Program