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.

    Jan 122012
    Published January 12, 2012

    AKFIN’s database now has freshwater and saltwater data from the Alaska Statewide Harvest Survey (SWHS). The freshwater SWHS data were recently added and includes years 2000 through 2010. These data were obtained from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Sport Fish Division, which conducts an annual mail survey to estimate total sport fishing effort and harvest by species.