The goal of this 2019 recovery plan is the removal of the Gulf of Maine DPS of Atlantic salmon from the federal list of endangered and threatened wildlife and plants. A previous plan was released in 2005.
Scientists at our Auke Bay Laboratories conduct research to understand ecological processes that drive salmon populations in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea. They also monitor and analyze bycatch of salmon in other commercial fisheries for
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.
Although chum salmon bycatch has historically remained at low levels relative to their biomass in the Bering Sea, recent increases in chum salmon bycatch have generated concern over bycatch impacts on Alaskan salmon stocks and the effectiveness of