Fish & Shellfish — Management and Research

Alaska’s fisheries are managed for sustained yield that maximizes benefits to users of the resources through a public process that is driven by those users. Management decisions are informed by research which is conducted using the best available science.

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Hatcheries & Stocking

Research Facilities

  • Genetics Laboratory
    The Gene Conservation Laboratory provides genetic research, analyses, and applications to help the department manage commercially important fish and shellfish on the sustained-yield principle.
  • Mark, Tag and Age Laboratory
    The goals of the Mark, Tag, and Age Lab (MTA) are to provide fisheries managers and researchers with timely, current, and historical biological data to help them manage, preserve, protect, and perpetuate Alaska’s fishery resources.
  • Pathology Laboratory
    The Fish Pathology Section monitors and controls finfish and shellfish diseases statewide.

Publications & Plans


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