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Marine Ecology and Stock Assessment Program Results

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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

Rockfish Research in Alaska

Rockfish are some of the most colorful and diverse fish in Alaskan waters, and are prized by both commercial and recreational fishermen. They are also among the oldest fish on earth, with some species living over 100 years.
Rougheye rockfish

2019 Alaska Sablefish Longline Survey Station Schedule

This document lists the current longline survey schedule for May-August.
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2018 North Pacific Groundfish Stock Assessments

2018 North Pacific Groundfish Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Reports for 2019 Fisheries.

Forecasting Pink Salmon Harvest in Southeast Alaska

2019 NOAA Pink Salmon forecast 15–26 million fish.

Trawling Effects on Sponges in Alaska

Over 200 sponge species are known to occur in Alaskan waters and more species are likely to be discovered as exploration continues.
A pregnant sharpchin rockfish takes cover in a basket-shaped sponge.

Alaska Seafloor Habitat and Rockfish Studies

We conduct research to identify important fish habitats on the seafloor where several key species of rockfish live.
A juvenile rockfish amongst a variety of brittle stars and sea stars.

Shortraker Rockfish Ageing Studies

Shortraker rockfish studies and assessment
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Arctic and Chukchi Sea Ecosystem Survey

NOAA Fisheries scientists in Alaska partnered with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences to provide a comprehensive assessment of the northeastern Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea.
Fish sample from the Arctic/Chukchi Sea

Shortraker Rockfish Research in Alaska

Shortraker rockfish (Sebastes borealis) ranges from southeastern Kamchatka, north into the Bering Sea, through the Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska, and south to southern California. The center of abundance appears to be Alaskan waters.
Adult shortraker as seen from Delta submersible.