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Advances in Alaska Fisheries Technology
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Advances in Alaska Fisheries Technology

Alaska is rapidly advancing the technology available to the fisheries industry.  See what's going on below, and weigh in on other areas you would like to see advancements by visiting SEAGO Alaska on Facebook.
 

Electronic Monitoring & Reporting

For guides interested in giving up paper logbooks, ADFG is successfully field testing an Electronic Reporting System for fishing guides.  For more information and to participate in saltwater testing, click HERE.

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Electronic Monitoring Workgroup is developing a plan to integrate electronic monitoring into the commercial fixed gear groundfish and halibut fisheries.  The plan is intended for initial review at the October Council meeting.  For more information, click HERE.
View from the top of the ramp at Yakutat's harbor on a rare day of blue skies.
The Boat Company's Mist Cove sits in the Juneau harbor before leaving on a multi-day guided excursion.

Fun feature of the Marine Research Institute tour in Auke Bay - touch tanks!

 

S.O.S

The State Library, Archives, and Museum (SLAM) finally opened its new doors this summer!  The SLAM features NOAA’s Science on a Sphere (SOS) display, a unique, 3-dimensional way to see the data collected and analyzed by NOAA scientists.

The fisheries industry is currently being hit hard by unpredictable fish runs and catch sizes, and NOAA is at the forefront of research into what we should expect.  To present the results, the SOS has programs available on fisheries catch shifts in response to climate change, species richness, and an informative Ocean in Motion video.  Juneau currently has two operating SOS displays – the new SLAM and the Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute in Auke Bay.  While visiting the SOS in person provides the richest experience for viewers, the link to data sets and programs can be accessed HERE.
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