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Ecosystem Status Reports for the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

The goals of the Ecosystem Status Reports are to provide stronger links between ecosystem research and fishery management and spur new understanding of the connections between ecosystem components by bringing together the results of diverse research

2017 Economic Status of the Groundfish Fisheries Off Alaska

The commercial FMP groundfish fisheries off Alaska had a total catch of 2.3 million metric tons (mt) in 2017 (including catch in federal and state waters) (Fig. 3.1 and Table 1), a decrease of 0.14% from 2016. Groundfish accounted for 81% of Alaska’s 2017
April 24, 2019 - Assessments ,

Alaska Bathymetry Smooth Sheet Metadata

The bathymetry of the Aleutian Islands is poorly described and relatively unknown, considering that it and the rest of Alaska have been part of the United States since 1867.
April 03, 2019 - Data Set ,

Bathymetry Sediment Point Data

Bathymetry data can be analyzed to provide important information (e.g., slope and roughness) for defining Essential Fish Habitat.
April 03, 2019 - Data Set ,

Alaska Bathymetry: 100-m Resolution Grid (Raster Surface) of the Bathymetry

Bathymetry data can be analyzed to provide important information (e.g., slope and roughness) for defining Essential Fish Habitat.
April 03, 2019 - Data Set ,

Bathymetry Grid Metadata

AFSC scientists with the RACE Groundfish Program corrected, digitized, and assembled 2.1 million National Ocean Service (NOS) bathymetric soundings from 290 hydrographic surveys represented by smooth sheets, extending 1,900 km along the Aleutian Islands
April 03, 2019 - Data Set ,

Alaska Bathymetry, Sediments, and Smooth Sheets

NOAA is mandated to identify Essential Fish Habitats (EFH) by provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, but the necessary data sets are not always available. In the marine environment, depth and sediment type are often

2018 Status of Alaska Marine Ecosystems Considerations - Eastern Bering Sea Report in Brief

The eastern Bering Sea was characterized by anomalously warm conditions in 2018. Over the northern shelf, an unprecedented near-complete lack of sea ice occurred; the southeastern shelf had no sea ice and no cold pool (footprint of winter sea ice
February 14, 2019 - Other Reports ,

Alaska NOAA Employees Go Big to Thank Community for Support During Shutdown

Employees of NOAA Fisheries Alaska Regional Office display a big message in the windows of the Juneau Federal Building to thank the community of Juneau for kindness and support during the recent government shutdown.
February 08, 2019 - News ,

2018 Assessment of the Rex Sole Stock in the Gulf of Alaska

The Gulf of Alaska rex sole stock is assessed every four years and was last assessed in 2017. In between the full assessment years, we present an executive summary to recommend harvest levels for the next two years. Please refer to the 2017 full stock
January 30, 2019 - Assessments ,