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Marine Mammals of the US North Pacific and Arctic

Marine Mammals of the US North Pacific and Arctic

This 2-sided placard showing 30 species of marine mammals in Alaska waters helps with onsite identification and is excellent for classroom use. Published by NOAA, it has information about the Marine Mammal Protection Act and federal agencies responsible for protecting the animals from harm, and includes guidelines for watching marine mammals, reporting incidents, and ocean stewardship.

Getting the Most Value When Buying Fishing Vessel Insurance

Getting the Most Value When Buying Fishing Vessel Insurance

This bulletin has answers to most questions boat owners ask about insuring a vessel. The range of risks to operators, insurance terms, and fishing vessel policy components are clearly laid out, and guidance is provided on gauging the amount of insurance needed, getting the best value, and risk management tips.

Climate Change and Alaska Fisheries

Climate Change and Alaska Fisheries

This book summarizes knowledge of North Pacific climate change and its anticipated effects on Alaska fisheries. In 30 years most existing fisheries will continue to be productive, with some becoming smaller and others flourishing. Fishermen and communities will need to develop adaptive strategies.

Synopsis of the Hong Kong Seafood Market

Synopsis of the Hong Kong Seafood Market

Using the thorough details about the Hong Kong seafood market in this publication, US seafood exporters, policy makers, and NGOs can make informed decisions on potential trade and marketing of Alaska/US seafood products in Hong Kong. Included are a history of the Hong Kong economy, the current food marketing structure, and seafood import and export statistics with source countries and seafood species. Key information is presented on popular seafood items and product forms, sales and restaurant venues, as well as Hong Kong consumer habits and trends.

Field Guide to Seaweeds of Alaska

Field Guide to Seaweeds of Alaska

Updated in 2016. This book is the first and only field guide to more than 100 common seaweeds, seagrasses, and marine lichens of Alaska. Filled with color photos and clearly written descriptions, and printed on water-resistant paper, it is a must-have addition to the reference collections of any scientist, coastal monitor, naturalist, educator, student, or beachcomber interested in Alaska’s coastal ecosystems. Author Mandy Lindeberg is a biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Juneau, Alaska. In 2006 she discovered a new genus of kelp, golden V (depicted on the cover), in the Aleutian Islands. Coauthor Sandra Lindstrom is a professor at the University of British Columbia and has published many journal articles and books on algae.

Alaska Seafood Purchasing Guide for Schools

Alaska Seafood Purchasing Guide for Schools

“Fish to schools” project leaders at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have produced a new guide to help buyers purchase Alaska seafood for student lunches. Buyers can access information on suppliers, fish species and product, and delivery options in their region. Serving Alaska seafood in schools can enhance food security, improve diet quality, and strengthen markets for sustainably harvested fish

Field Guide to Sea Stars of the Aleutian Islands

Field Guide to Sea Stars of the Aleutian Islands

This field guide features 63 species of sea stars in the nearshore subtidal community of the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, an understudied region because of its remoteness, adverse weather, and rocky bottoms that inhibit collecting. The book is the result of sea star collections made during 840 scuba dives throughout the Aleutians by the authors, plus observation and research, and includes several recently described species. Biologists, divers, and naturalists are among those who will find the guide useful, and all who view the photographs will be stunned by the beauty of the sea stars.

Saving Money with Fishing Vessel Energy Audits

Saving Money with Fishing Vessel Energy Audits

Project outcomes show vessel owners how much energy each vessel system and its operations consume—propulsion, electrical, hydraulics, and refrigeration. Based on energy audits engineers recommend several conservation measures: slowing down, “right sizing” generators, turning off electrical devices when not needed, declutching hydraulics when not in use, and purchasing premium efficiency compressors.

Fisheries Bycatch: Global Issues and Creative Solutions

Fisheries Bycatch: Global Issues and Creative Solutions

This symposium proceedings features peer-reviewed contributions on new approaches to solving fishery bycatch issues worldwide. Articles include new technologies, industry-derived solutions, incentive programs, new regulatory approaches, and studies on social and economic implications related to unwanted fishery bycatch.

Guide to Marine Mammals and Turtles of the U.S. Pacific

Guide to Marine Mammals and Turtles of the U.S. Pacific

This guide to marine mammals and sea turtles of Hawaii, California, Oregon, and Washington is ideal for use on boats, on beach walks, and in classrooms, offices, laboratories, and homes. The wire-o binding makes it easy to flip through the durable, waterproof pages and keep the book open to the desired page. Kate Wynne, leading marine mammal field biologist, describes species behavior, dive pattern, habitat, life history, and interactions with humans. She explains how to distinguish whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, sea lions, sea otters, and sea turtles, and notes evolutionary adaptations for life in the sea. Each animal is represented by a color illustration by nature illustrator Garth Mix. Range maps show where the animals occur, and surface profile silhouettes are a great help for making positive identifications.

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