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Ocean acidification risk assessment for Alaskan fisheries

Alaska is dependent on a healthy marine environment to preserve its commercial fishing industry and the traditional subsistence harvest of seafood. Researchers are anticipating rapid changes in temperature and ocean acidification of the waters that support Alaska’s fisheries. A study has recently been published that promotes the use of an ocean acidification risk assessment for […]

High Mercury Levels Found in Alaskan Par...

High Mercury Levels Found in Alaskan Park Fish

A study conducted for the National Park Service (NPS) was recently published by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) concerning high mercury levels found in Alaskan national park fishes. High concentrations of mercury negatively affect wildlife survival and reproductive success. Human consumption of fish with elevated levels of mercury contributes to a number of serious […]

Unalaska Remains the Top Fishing Port fo...

Unalaska Remains the Top Fishing Port for 2012

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service has released preliminary information for the 2012 commercial fishing season in the United States. In Alaska, Unalaska Remains the Top Fishing Port for 2012. Data gathered covers landings taken from the U.S. territorial seas, U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the high seas. Titled […]