2022 Annual Bottom Trawl Survey of the Eastern Bering Sea
We plan to sample bottom-dwelling fish, crab and other marine life on two chartered fishing vessels, FV Alaska Knight and FV Vesteraalen, in the eastern Bering Sea from May through July 2022
Who is conducting the research?
Scientists from the Alaska Fisheries Science Center will be leading the survey effort with participation from the Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G), International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC), and regional universities.
What is the research objective?
The objectives of this survey are to monitor the marine ecosystem of the eastern Bering Sea, produce fishery-independent biomass and abundance estimates for commercially important fish and crab species, and collect other biological and environmental data for use in ecosystem-based fishery management.