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Profiles of Fishing Communities of Alaska

In-depth profiles of the 196 Alaska communities most involved in Alaskan and North Pacific fisheries.
January 10, 2022 - Other Reports ,

The 2018 Eastern Bering Sea Continental Shelf and Northern Bering Sea Trawl Surveys: Results for Commercial Crab Species

The eastern Bering Sea bottom trawl survey has been conducted annually since 1975 by the Resource Assessment and Conservation Engineering Division of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service. The purpose of this survey is to collect data on the distribution and abundance of crab, groundfish, and other benthic resources in the eastern Bering Sea. These data are used to estimate population abundance and biomass for the management of commercially important species. This document includes the time series of results from 1975 to the present. In 2018, 375 total stations were sampled on the eastern Bering Sea shelf from 3 June to 31 July.
March 21, 2019 - Technical Memo ,

The 2017 Eastern Bering Sea Continental Shelf and Northern Bering Sea Bottom Trawl Surveys : Results for Commercial Crab Species

The eastern Bering Sea bottom trawl survey has been conducted annually since 1975 by the Resource Assessment and Conservation Engineering Division of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service. The purpose of this survey is to collect data on the distribution and abundance of crab, groundfish, and other benthic resources in the eastern Bering Sea. These data are used to estimate population abundances for the management of commercially important species in the region. This document includes the time series of results from 1975 to the present. In 2017, 395 total stations (375 standard stations and 20 resampled stations in Bristol Bay) were sampled on the eastern Bering Sea shelf from 4 June to 15 August. In early June, colder bottom temperatures extended into Bristol Bay creating the need to resample 20 stations due to delaying effects of cold water temperature on red king crab reproductive cycle. There was an overall decrease in biomass and abundance in male red king and blue king crab and female red king crab. There was an overall increase in immature female blue king crab and a decrease in mature female biomass and abundance, with no mature female blue king crab being caught in the St. Matthew Island Section. There were overall increases in immature and legal male and immature and mature female biomass and abundance in Chionoecetes bairdi and C. opilio crab, and a decrease in mature male biomass and abundance in Chionoecetes bairdi and C. opilio crab.
May 29, 2017 - Technical Memo ,