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Rockfish study adds local ecological knowledge to inform fisheries management

Rockfish in the hands of a person wearing orange fishing waders

Over 35 species of rockfish live in the waters off the coast of Alaska. Rockfish have been harvested for subsistence for thousands of years, and commercially and recreationally fished since the early 1800s. Because rockfish are slow to reproduce, they are vulnerable to overfishing and require sound management to keep populations healthy. Some rockfish populations…

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13th Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum

Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum

The 13th annual Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference (WAISC) aims to bring together local and indigenous knowledge of subsistence–based communities and other scientific research relevant to Western Alaska; including economic, ecological, social, and health issues important to rural communities. This year’s conference focuses on the future threats and opportunities in the face of a changing…

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Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium 2021

Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium

Updated April 29: download the PDF Agenda/Schedule and Abstract Book. Updated April 18: see below for new listing of partnered activities for children and adults. Updated April 19: The poster presentations are now available to view. Registration Registration is free and open to the public. Register for KAMSS Poster presentations The poster presentations are available to preview…

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Improving sea ice forecasts for safer subsistence harvests

Closeup of Pacific walrus

Alaska Native people have lived along the coasts of the Chukchi and Bering seas in northwest Alaska for thousands of years. The rich bounty of the ocean, including marine mammals, fish and birds, has sustained these communities, not only feeding them, but also shaping their traditions, culture, identity and health. The Pacific walrus is an…

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CANCELED: Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium 2020

Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium

Update March 12, 2020 KAMSS 2020 has been canceled due to public health concerns. The Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium organizers have discussed the risks and concerns presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, and have decided to cancel KAMSS for 2020. We intend to hold the symposium next year. We arrived at this decision out of…

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UAF student completes salmon predation study

Very few juvenile salmon return to spawn. Many are consumed by larger fish who eat them as they migrate from rivers or hatcheries to the ocean. That’s a problem for hatcheries that release millions of young salmon, called smolts, into the waters of coastal Alaska. Alaska Sea Grant funded research on chum salmon predation by…

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