Building Salmon Knowledge In Alaska

By on May 13, 2016

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, are partnering with salmon experts around Alaska to make it easier to share findings about the fish, according to a release.

While there are many marine scientists who are concerned with the future of salmon in Alaskan watersheds, few forums exist for them to share their knowledge with one another. To help change that, the university’s National Center for Ecological Synthesis and Analysis is working with the state’s salmon science community to engage in a series of working groups.

Hopes are that the working groups can take into account some of the existing data on salmon and begin to answer key questions about the fish, such as the interconnectedness of salmon stocks in Alaska. Additional information considered will be social and economic in nature.

The budding collaboration is being funded by a $2.4 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Salmon swimming underwater. (Credit: Jason Ching)

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