Linking marine, freshwater, and terrestrial food webs in Alaska and beyond, Alaska’s fish form the foundation of subsistence lifestyles and support commercial and recreational fisheries that benefit people around the world and are worth billions of dollars annually to the State’s economy.
The vision of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its Fisheries Program is working with partners to restore and maintain fish and other aquatic resources at self-sustaining levels for the benefit of the American public.
In Alaska, we have local Fisheries Program staff based out Fish and Wildlife Field Offices in Kenai, Anchorage, and Fairbanks. We work closely with local, state, federal and tribal partners, and in cooperation with other Service programs (e.g., our Fish Passage Program), to assess and monitor Alaska fish populations and their habitats; conduct public outreach; provide summer work and education opportunities for the next generation of fish conservationists; and inform habitat restoration and landscape planning.
To see what our fisheries biologists are up to in your neck of the woods, see the menu to the left!
Listen to the 2-part podcast Fisheries Program at work in the Last Frontier, or read the transcript
Alaska Fisheries Program factsheet
2009-2013 Alaska Fisheries Program Strategic Plan
Fisheries and Habitat News Issue 1 (Spring 2013)
Conservation Genetics Lab
Federal Subsistence Management Program
Alaska Habitat Conservation Assistance Programs
Alaska Department of Fish and Game (Fisheries)
American Fisheries Society Alaska Chapter
National Fisheries Program webpage
Check out our new Alaska Fish ABC Coloring Book online and email firstname.lastname@example.org for copies and complimentary teacher resources
2014 State-Fish Art Contest (entries due March 31 annually)
General inquiries about the Fisheries Program in Alaska
Contact Cecil Rich at email@example.com or (907) 786-3510