Nov 262012
Published November 26, 2012

The draft 2012 economic status report of the Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) Report for the North Pacific groundfish fisheries was recently prepared for the September Groundfish Plan Team meeting. The report presents information on various economic characteristics of the commercial groundfish fisheries in the BSAI and GOA regions, including harvest and processing activity; prohibited species catch; ex-vessel and first wholesale value; and fishing effort. The 2012 economic status report will be presented at December meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.

  • The report will be available here.

  • AKFIN provided programming, database management, and project management support to the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Economics and Social Science Program in production of the report. Efforts to standardize ex-vessel pricing methods in the SAFE with other agency pricing methods are ongoing and being facilitated through AKFIN’s gross earnings workgroup.

    Sep 052012
    Published September 5, 2012

    The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) and AKFIN collaborated on a project that profiled 16 different Alaska commercial fishing fleets and the Gulf of Alaska charter halibut fleet. The results of this project were published by NPFMC.

  • The report can be downloaded here. 

  • If you would like AKFIN to mail you a hard copy, contact Bob Ryznar at

    Jul 252012
    Published July 25, 2012

    AKFIN Answers is scheduled to have a software upgrade on Friday, the 27th of July, 2012. The system will not be available to users during the upgrade process, which will start at 6:00 AM PST and end at approximately 9:00 AM PST.

    Jun 072012
    Published June 7, 2012

    AKFIN has developed a database table that includes all commercial fishing vessels that fished in both Alaska and on the West Coast between 1999 and 2011. This table has non-summarized metrics on catch, gear, area, delivery condition, disposition, product types, and revenues for catcher processors and catcher vessels that delivered to motherships and shoreside processors in Alaska and on the West Coast.

    May 212012
    Published May 21, 2012

    The AKFIN Gross Earnings Workgroup will be meeting Tuesday May 22nd at 9:00 AM Alaska time. The purpose of the workgroup is to investigate and document the different methods used to calculate gross earnings and when possible develop standardized approaches to calculate and report revenue. The group is comprised of economists, data stewards, and database programmers. This will be the fourth meeting since the groups first meeting in 2010.

    Apr 252012
    Published April 25, 2012

    The 2011 fisheries database tables from the State of Alaska are available to authorized AKFIN users:

  • Comprehensive_Encoar_Prod

  • Comprehensive_Encoar_Buy

  • Comprehensive_FT

  • The 2011 Encoar_Prod and Encoar_Buy data are preliminary at this time.