Related Websites & Online Resources
The websites listed here are done so for informational purposes only, and their listing does not imply any affiliation or endorsement by the developers of the Tools for the Salmon Industry website.
Managing, protecting, maintaining, and improving the fish, game and aquatic plant resources of Alaska.
Involved in just about everything relating to water and weather. Part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
An independent U.S. government agency responsible for promoting science and engineering through programs that invest over $3.3 billion per year in almost 20,000 research and education projects in science and engineering.
A part of the national Sea Grant network, it's great resource for publications, some available for free or for a nominal charge. Alaska Sea Grant also oversees the Marine Advisory Program, and is a unit of the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.
University of Alaska (UA)
Inspires learning, and advances and disseminates knowledge through teaching, research, and public service, emphasizing the North and its diverse peoples. UAF is a part of the University of Alaska (UA) system.
A unit of the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, specializing in fisheries education, research, and service. The Fisheries Division has headquarters in Juneau and Fairbanks.
A unit of the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, specializing in oceanography and marine biology research.
The primary subjects addressed by MAP agents and specialists are fisheries resources, marine safety, marine business assistance, seafood technology, aquaculture, marine recreation, marine mammals, seafood conservation, and seafood marketing. MAP is a unit of the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.
A marine science education and research institution, specializing in northern climates. SFOS is the parent organization which includes the Institute of Marine Sciences, Fisheries Division, Marine Advisory Program, Alaska Sea Grant, and more.
Founded in 1861, the University is comprised of three campuses: the Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges whose faculty offer educational opportunities to students ranging from first-year undergraduates through doctoral-level candidates; the Bothell and Tacoma campuses, each developing a distinctive identity and undergoing rapid growth, offer diverse programs to upper-division undergraduates and to graduate students.
A non-profit conservation organization dedicated to protecting and restoring rivers nationwide.
An international non-profit organization which promotes the conservation and wise management of the wild Atlantic salmon and its environment.
A regional organization operating in Washington, Oregon and California. Our mission is "to restore salmon to levels which ensure healthy, sustainable natural populations and support productive fisheries."
A private, non-profit organization committed to restoring wild salmon to the waters of the Pacific Northwest.
A non-profit community based salmon recovery organization.
A State of Alaska website devoted to the 4 April 2002 meeting on issues concerning Alaska's fisheries. The site inlcudes video and transcripts of speeches by Governor Tony Knowles, Senetor Ted Stevens, and Lt. Governor Fran Ulmer, and links to a variety of PDF resources.
The history of Alaska commercial fishing. Fishing for the Future is about the industry, attendant support activities and communities which thrive on commercial fishing.
NSRAA conducts salmon enhancement projects throughout northern southeast Alaska—from Petersburg to Haines.
A look at the struggles of Alaska's salmon industry—an Associated Press news article published by SeattlePI.com 28 May 2002.
A paper written by Gunnar Knapp, Professor of Economics, Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Hal Bernton reports in this 3 September 2001 Seattle Times article.
Recommended statewide quality specifications For Alaska fresh and frozen wild salmon.
Chicken of the Sea explains how they process and package their canned salmon. This site also includes links to explanations of how they process tuna, sardines, mackerel, clams, crabmeat, shrimp and oysters.
Looking for a job in Alaska's fishing industry? Find out what it means to work the iron chink machine, the slime table, patch cutting, the filler, the patching table, cooking and packaging—from JobMonkey.com.
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute's recommended salmon quality guidelines for fishing, tendering and processing operations (writen in 1986).
The Alaska Division of Environmental Health has links to various resources, including permit applications, collecting water samples, inspection, and training information.
Learn how to fish in Alaska for salmon, halibut and trout. Also learn how to smoke salmon.
A 19 October 2001 update discussing selective fishing projects both commercial and recreational.
This site contains "Bob's favorite fishing tips" as well as tips submitted by the site's readers. The site also contains a comprehensive techniques center that covers some of the most popular techniques for catching salmon and steelhead in both Alaska and Washington.
Links to the Statewide Salmon Enhancement program overview (PDF), addresses and contact information for hatcheries (PDF), and hatchery production statistics.
Janet Raloff reports for the 2 June 2001 edition of Science News Online.
Lots of links to information regarding salmon hatcheries (mostly focused on WA hatcheries).
From the National Marine Fisheries Service, answers to various questions concerning issues with salmon hatcheries and salmon recovery.
From the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, answers to general questions about hatcheries, questions about diversity in salmon hatcheries, and questions about surplus hatchery fish.
Organized by geographical region; from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Commercial Fisheries. Requires a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Atlantic salmon information center, with links to publications, frequently asked questions and species identification, statistics and more.
Atlantic Salmon Trust neatly lays out the basics of salmon biology on this site.
A NOAA technical memorandum. Proceedings from a workshop held in Newport, Oregon, in 1996. Includes links to a variety of scientific papers.
An Oregon State Climate Service report by George H. Taylor and Chad Southards, from 1997. This report discusses the effect of long-term climate trends on salmon population.
From For the Sake of Salmon, this site contains links to various reports, books, other web resources on salmon biology.
A short primer on salmon biology and environment, from the Fisheries and Oceans Canada–Pacific Region, a governement agency. Includes links to primers on Chinook, Coho, Sockeye, Pink, Chum, and Atlantic salmon, with good pictures for distinguishing the various types.
A dissertation by Richard W. Zabel, University of Washington, presenting several models of the distribution of migrating juvenile salmonids.
This website is an attempt by economists at ECONorthwest to promote a more balanced and realistic understanding of how salmon-conservation measures would affect the regional and local economies of the Pacific Northwest. Includes a collection of reports that examine the economic impacts of salmon and restoration efforts. Contains some PDF files.
A report from the University of Oregon Center for Watershed and Community Health discussing the potential costs and benefits associated with restoring water quality and healthy salmon populations.
This site provides information about a study to examine the economic and social impacts of options to restructure the Bristol Bay salmon fishery. The site also provides you a means to give input to the study team on your ideas, options you favor, and concerns you have.
Links to a collection of public notices, applications, reports and other information.
The latest bulletins from the field, plus a wealth of background information on commercial gear, policies and programs, stock assessment, test fishing, legistlation, aquaculture, financial considerations, management plans, and more, from the government agency Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Links to a collection of news releases, articles and reports.
The Office of Fisheries Development performs a number of functions related to the economic development of Alaska’s commercial fishing and seafood industry. Working in conjunction with industry, state, federal, and local agencies, this office serves as a catalyst for fisheries related economic development projects in Alaska.
Information on preparing, processing, marketing salmon and more.
Lots of links to useful information including recipes, suppliers, and even a resource catalog.
Lots of links to Alaska weather informationa valuable resource!
The most current TV weather images used in the statewide public television show "Alaska Weather."
The Weather Service in Alaska has access to many different satellites used in weather analysis and prediction. Infrared images are the most useful in Alaska, as the visual are less than enlightening during the dark winter months and are only really used during the summer.
From the National Weather Service Forecast Office, Anchorage, Alaska.