2015 Pollock Acoustic/Trawl Survey Gulf of Alaska EK60 Raw Data

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2020

Scientists from the Midwater Assessment and Conservation Engineering (MACE) Program of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center's (AFSC) Resource Assessment and Conservation Engineering (RACE) Division conducted an acoustic-trawl (AT) stock assessment survey of the western Gulf of Alaska (GOA) shelf to estimate the distribution and abundance of walleye pollock (Gadus chalcogrammus) in summer 2015. Previous surveys of the GOA were also conducted during the summers of 2003, 2005, 2011, and 2013 by MACE. The 2015 survey covered the shelf from the Islands of Four Mountains to Yakutat Trough including many associated bays and troughs. The biomass estimate for the entire survey area was 1,482,668 t. The majority of the pollock observed were located on the continental shelf (64%), Shelikof Strait (19%), east of Kodiak Island in Chiniak (2%) and Barnabas Troughs (6%), and in Marmot Bay (3%). The vast majority (91%) of the biomass for the entire survey was from fish 30-50 cm in length (likely mostly age-3 fish), Fish weight at length was slightly lower in fish greater than 40 cm FL compared to surveys conducted in the summer GOA in previous years. Backscatter was attributed to other species where possible. A biomass estimate was also calculated for Pacific ocean perch (Sebastes alutus, 407,988 t) and the relative abundance and distribution for euphausiids (primarily consisting of Thysanoessa inermis, but also including T. spinifera, T. raschii, and Euphausia pacifica) was estimated.

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Metadata Date November 24, 2020
Metadata Created Date October 13, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2020
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Temporal Extent Begin 2015-06-11
Temporal Extent End 2015-08-16

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