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Research Brief: Northern Bering Sea Surface Trawl and Ecosystem Survey

August 27 to September 19, 2021 Northern Bering Sea surface trawl and ecosystem survey overview information sheet.
January 10, 2022 -

2021 Eastern Bering Sea Continental Shelf Trawl Survey Results for Commercial Crab Species

Survey to collect data on the distribution and abundance of crab, groundfish, and other benthic resources in the eastern Bering Sea. These data are used to estimate population abundance and biomass for the management of commercially important species.
September 02, 2021 - Technical Memo ,

Snow Crab in Warming Waters

Recent dramatic shifts in snow crab population structure highlight the importance of monitoring change to keep valuable Alaska fisheries productive and sustainable.
October 21, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Photo of a pair of Bering Sea snow crabs on a lab table. Bering Sea snow crab support a valuable commercial fishery. Photo: NOAA Fisheries.

2019 Alaska Fisheries Economic Status of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crab

This executive summary highlights three sets of primary indicators describing aggregate changes in gross volume and value of production, labor earnings and employment in the crab processing and harvesting sectors, and crab harvest quota leasing activity.
January 30, 2020 - Assessments ,

2019 Alaska Crab Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Report

This Fisheries Management Plan includes all species and fisheries for Alaska crab (red, blue, and brown king crab, Tanner crab, and snow crab). In-season management of these fisheries is provided by Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Kodiak.
January 29, 2020 - Assessments ,

NOAA Fisheries Announces Availability of 2019 Draft Technical Memorandum for the Eastern Bering Sea Continental Shelf Trawl Survey: Results for Commercial Crab Species

To announce public availability of draft survey results for eastern Bering Sea crab survey
07/29/2021 - Media Release ,
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2013 Alaska Fisheries Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Report for the King and Tanner Crab in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

The annual stock assessment and fishery evaluation (SAFE) report is a requirement of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council's Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs (FMP), and a federal requirement [50 CFR Section 602.12(e)]. The SAFE report summarizes the current biological and economic status of fisheries, total allowable catch (TAC) or Guideline Harvest Level (GHL), and analytical information used for management decisions.
June 11, 2019 - Assessments ,

The 2018 Eastern Bering Sea Continental Shelf and Northern Bering Sea Trawl Surveys: Results for Commercial Crab Species

The eastern Bering Sea bottom trawl survey has been conducted annually since 1975 by the Resource Assessment and Conservation Engineering Division of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service. The purpose of this survey is to collect data on the distribution and abundance of crab, groundfish, and other benthic resources in the eastern Bering Sea. These data are used to estimate population abundance and biomass for the management of commercially important species. This document includes the time series of results from 1975 to the present. In 2018, 375 total stations were sampled on the eastern Bering Sea shelf from 3 June to 31 July.
March 21, 2019 - Technical Memo ,

2017 Alaska Crab Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Report

The annual stock assessment and fishery evaluation (SAFE) report is a requirement of the North Pacific Fishery  Management Council's Fishery  Management  Plan  for  Bering  Sea/Aleutian  Islands  King  and Tanner Crabs (FMP), and a federal requirement [50 CFR Section 602.12(e)].  The SAFE report summarizes the current biological and economic status of fisheries, total allowable catch (TAC) or Guideline Harvest Level (GHL), and analytical information used for management decisions.  Additional information on Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BSAI) king and Tanner crab is available on the National Marine Fisheries Service.
January 30, 2019 - Assessments ,

2018 Alaska Crab Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Report

This Fisheries Management Plan includes all species and fisheries for Alaska crab (red, blue, and brown king crab, Tanner crab, and snow crab). In-season management of these fisheries is provided by Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Kodiak.
January 30, 2019 - Assessments ,