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Four NOAA Fisheries Surveys Planned for Summer to Collect Data

Crucial to Sustainable Alaska Fisheries


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Scientists from NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center will embark from Dutch Harbor May 28 on another busy survey season, off Alaska's coast, collecting data needed for fisheries managers to determine sustainable fishery harvest levels.

 

This year, they'll be conducting three groundfish and crab bottom trawl surveys and one midwater acoustic-trawl survey.

 

Groundfish and crab surveys are conducted annually in the eastern Bering Sea continental shelf (May-July) and biennially in the eastern Bering Sea upper continental slope (May-August) and Aleutian Islands (June-August). The midwater survey focuses primarily on walleye pollock and is conducted biennially on the eastern Bering Sea shelf and typically extends into Russian waters (June-August).

 

NOAA's mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources. Join us onTwitter, Facebook, Instagram, and our other social media channels
 
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