Programs

Alaska Ocean Cluster (AOC)

The Alaska Ocean Cluster (AOC) program is committed to the development of maritime business, technology, and practices promoting a sustainable future contributing to economic growth, ecological health, and thriving communities. Alaska is well-positioned to become a global leader in innovation and sustainability, ensuring that the state’s maritime industry thrives in the increasingly competitive national and international marketplace for maritime services. The goal of this program is to launch an independent cluster organization accelerating maritime innovation and sustainability through knowledge sharing, technology, business and workforce development projects. To learn more about our AOC program click here »

Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Sustainable Salmon Initiative (AYK SSI)

The core goal of the AYK SSI is to understand the trends and causes of variation in salmon abundance and fisheries through the assembly of existing information, gaining new information, and improving management and restoration techniques through a collaborative and inclusive program. To learn more about the AYK SSI program click here »

Fisheries Awareness, Information, and Responsibility (FAIR)

The primary goals of FAIR are to share information across regional borders, seek ways to encourage sustainable management of our marine and freshwater fisheries and foster better relations and a greater understanding among stakeholders.
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Western Alaska Marine Salmon Studies (WAMSS)

WAMSS provides a platform for BSFA to work with National Marine Fisheries Service to complement the efforts, goals, and objectives developed by the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission for the Bering Aleutian Salmon International Survey. The BASIS program involves international organizations, government agencies, and universities from Canada, Japan, Russia, and the U.S. The common goal of the organizations involved with BASIS is to understand the mechanisms underlying the effects of environmental variation and density-dependence on salmon carrying capacity in the Bering Sea for sustainable conservation of salmon stocks. To learn more about our WAMSS program click here »

Western Alaska Salmon Investigations (WASI)

WASI provides funds for salmon monitoring projects in western Alaska and Interior river systems. The program focuses on guiding management actions with better biological information and in turn, seeks to prevent salmon disasters, meet our treaty obligations with Canada, and rebuild the fisheries. Through WASI, BSFA designs and implements cooperative projects with Alaska Native Tribes and communities in Kotzebue Sound, Norton Sound, and the Yukon and Kuskokwim River drainages. To learn more about our WASI program click here »