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BSFRF Wraps up Majority of 2017 Field Season

BSFRF Wraps up Majority of 2017 Field Season

The Bering Sea Fisheries Research Foundation (BSFRF) is a nonprofit, industry funded cooperative research organization which conducts and supports a variety of projects focusing on commercially important crab species. NRC provides direct oversight of research...

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April 2019: Greg Ruggerone was a plenary speaker at the 2019 General Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Greg’s presentation was titled: Pink Salmon Impacts on the North Pacific Ecosystem, Including Southern Resident Killer Whales. Click here to link to the presentation abstract.

February 2019: National and international newspapers feature an article highlighting the recently published research by Greg Ruggerone and coauthors on the link between pink salmon abundance and Orca birth and mortality patterns.

November 2018: An article in the magazine The Marine Biologist reports on a recent NRC publication regarding the trophic cascade caused by pink salmon abundance in the North Pacific.

August 2018: Alaska Sporting Journal publishes article on NRC research that documents the impact of high abundances of pink salmon on the marine food chain and other salmon species.

June 2018: A successful derelict crab pot removal project conducted by NRC and NWSF was reported in the Skagit Valley Herald and posted on their website goskagit.com. Over 455 lost pots were removed from around Anacortes and over 434 crab saved!

April 2018: A new article published in Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science, reports that, contrary to most media reports, the total abundance of  Pacific salmon is at record high levels, and Pink, Chum, and Sockeye salmon have been more abundant during the past 25 years than any time since 1925.

March 2018: A new NOAA/NRC/UAF/USGS fisheries study highlights how changes in the seafloor caused by volcanoes and eelgrass transform salmon habitat in Chignik, AK. 

August 2017: Juvenile Salmon and Nearshore Fish Use in Cornet Bay, Deception Pass State Park in Response to Beach Restoration, 2009-2016.

May 2017: NRC works with Douglas Indian Association in Juneau, Alaska to recover lost crab pots in Gastineau Channel.