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The Southeast Bering Sea Ecosystem: Implications for Marine Resource Management (Final Report: Southeast Bering Sea Carrying Capacity).

Author(s): Macklin, S.A.; G.L. Hunt, Jr. (eds.)

NCCOS Center: CSCOR

Name of Publisher: PMEL

Place of Publication: Seattle, WA

Publication Type: NOAA Special Reports

Journal Title: NOAA Coastal Ocean Program Decision Analysis Series

Date of Publication: 2004

Reference Information: 24

Extent of Work: 192 pp.

Keywords: Bering Sea; fisheries oceanography; walleye pollock; climate change; zooplankton; sea ice; Oscillating Control Hypothesis

Abstract: Southeast Bering Sea Carrying Capacity (SEBSCC, 1996–2002) was a NOAA Coastal Ocean Program project that investigated the marine ecosystem of the southeastern Bering Sea. SEBSCC was co-managed by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, and NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory. Project goals were to understand the changing physical environment and its relationship to the biota of the region, to relate that understanding to natural variations in year-class strength of walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma), and to improve the flow of ecosystem information to fishery managers. This publication is the official final report of SEBSCC and presents the project's history, findings, and accomplishments.

Availability: Available from the NCCOS Publications Explorer and from the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Research Laboratory (PMEL), Seattle, Washington.

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