In 2021 the Alaska Fisheries Science Center conducted research activities including vessel-based and aerial surveys. We do this to collect data and information to support marine resource management and conservation to meet our federal mandate under guiding U.S. laws. These laws include the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the U.S. Endangered Species Act, among others.
All of these activities are conducted under strict operational protocols keeping our staff, research partners and local communities safe from the spread of COVID-19.
Information about each planned survey has been added to this page throughout 2021.