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Bering Sea Non-Chinook (Chum) Salmon Bycatch Reduction Environmental Impact Statement

Environmental Impact Statement for Minimizing Non-Chinook Salmon Bycatch in the Bering Sea Pollock Fishery in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Fishery Management Plan Area
July 10, 2023 - NEPA ,

Alaska Prohibited Species Donation Program: Federal Register Rules and Notices

NOAA Fisheries announces the renewal of two prohibited species donation (PSD) permits to SeaShare, authorizing this organization to distribute Pacific salmon and Pacific halibut to economically disadvantaged individuals under the PSD program. Salmon and…

Faster turnaround times and integrated new data shed light on salmon bycatch dynamics in Alaska

A major effort to modernize genetic analysis workflow yields a clearer picture of salmon bycatch that can help managers make science-based decisions to ensure sustainable fish populations, fisheries, and fishing communities.
Underwater photograph of an adult chum salmon swimming upriver surrounded by bubbles Chum salmon swimming upriver. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

What’s Behind Chinook and Chum Salmon Declines in Alaska?

NOAA science provides insights on poor salmon runs on Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers in 2020 and 2021.
August 23, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Juvenile Chinook salmon.

Annual Report for the Alaska Groundfish Fisheries Chinook Salmon Coded Wire Tag and Recovery Data for ESA Consultations

Alaska Region's data on salmon incidental catch in the Alaska groundfish fisheries, including stock of origin and coded wire tag (CWT) data for salmon. Report supplements the annual report on salmon incidental catch and salmon bycatch reduction measures.
October 06, 2021 - Other Reports ,

Amendment 51 to the FMP for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BSAI) King and Tanner Crabs, Amendment 17 to the FMP for the Scallop Fishery Off Alaska, and

NOAA Fisheries announces the approval of Amendment 51 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BSAI) King and Tanner Crabs (Crab FMP), Amendment 17 to the FMP for the Scallop Fishery Off Alaska (Scallop FMP), and Amendment…

Chinook and non-Chinook Prohibited Species Catch (PSC) in Alaska

Salmon prohibited species bycatch estimates for the groundfish fisheries in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands and the Gulf of Alaska.

Preliminary Results Of E-DNA Study Shows Promise For Improving Understanding Of Nearshore Habitats For Fish And Crabs In Alaska

Environmental DNA may help enhance understanding of coastal species diversity and abundance to support sustainable fisheries management.
February 24, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Photo of two researchers with water sample bottles and a dog near the waters edge. Researchers collect water samples for eDNA sampling at the Auke eelgrass site. Photo: NOAA Fisheries.

Seafood Bycatch Donation Relieves Hunger And Reduces Waste

A cooperative Alaska program takes an innovative approach to the global problem of unwanted fish catch.
October 30, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Photo of trawler F/V Commodore hauling in pollock catch in the Eastern Bering Sea. The F/V Commodore fishing for pollock in the Eastern Bering Sea. Credit: Brent Paine/United Catcher Boats.