The Gulf Watch Alaska (GWA) and Herring Research and Monitoring (HRM) programs contribute 24 datasets annually to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Gulf of Alaska Ecosystem Status Report. The information provided by GWA and HRM are blended with marine data contributed by more than 100 scientists working for multiple agencies and organizations to tell a story about ecosystem conditions in the Gulf of Alaska that is used by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council to make important management decisions. NOAA’s 5-minute video demonstrates the value of Ecosystem Status Reports to knowledge about Alaska’s marine ecosystem. The 2021 reports are available for download online.
March 11, 2022