Jan 192003

The Alaska Fisheries Information Network (AKFIN) supports the data needs of fisheries analysts and economists by consolidating commercial fisheries data and dispensing those data upon request. Here you’ll find information about the AKFIN project, and links to other AKFIN-provided resources. More…

Jul 062018
Published July 6, 2018

The AKFIN Advisory Committee met on May 31, 2018 in Juneau, AK hosted by the Alaska Fisheries Science Center.  This committee is a collaboration of state and federal agency members who work with AKFIN and help to guide development priorities and share data collection, processing, and reporting initiatives.  The meeting is an excellent opportunity for AKFIN and the fisheries agencies to share their progress and discuss upcoming work.

The data projects presented were:

  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game
    • eTablet Data Collection
    • GIS and Mapping Services
    • Historical Commercial Operator’s Annual Report (COAR) Data
    • New Grant-funded Projects
    • Age Lab Overview
  • NOAA Fisheries – Alaska Regional Office
    • Catch Accounting System (CAS) Discard Changes
    • CAS Electronic Monitoring Additions
    • CAS Data Model Changes
  • NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC)
    • Pacific States E-Journal of Scientific Visualizations (PSESV)
    • NOAA Office of Law Enforcement Application
    • AFSC Stock Assessment Support and AKFIN Answers
    • Application Express (APEX) Reporting and Data Management Initiatives
    • Communities Work Group
    • Data Issue Tracking in JIRA
    • North Pacific Fisheries Management Council Support

For a more detailed overview of the projects and work shared at the meeting, check out our AKFIN Advisory Committee Notes.

Jan 232018
Published January 23, 2018

The AKFIN database has been updated to the latest version. Please contact AKFIN staff if you experience any unexpected behavior.

Dec 202017
Published December 20, 2017

The AKFIN servers will be undergoing system maintenance and upgrades on December 27th. Servers will be taken offline around 3 AM PST and work is expected to be done by 2 PM PST. During this time our main webpage will be available, but the database, Answers and APEX will be unavailable. We will send out an email once the maintenance and upgrades have been completed.

After completion of the upgrades please inform us if you experience any unexpected behavior from any of the systems.

Jun 012016
Published June 1, 2016

Ever wonder where Alaska groundfish and crab end up after they are caught? The Alaska Fisheries Science Center, the McDowell Group and the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission have collaborated on a report the explores the routes by which federally managed groundfish and crab end up as food around the world.



Alaska Fish Radio reported on the release of the publication and reported on the summary findings of the report (Link)


Dec 152015
Published December 15, 2015

A link to a video doodle on fisheries management in the Northeast, but generally the same around the nation.


Oct 292013
Published October 29, 2013

AKFIN Answers metadata reports are now available on the AKFIN dashboard (“Database Sources for Report Tables/Columns”). These reports provide Answers and R users the ability to see how the repository subject areas and column names correspond to the actual database tables and column names. In addition these reports provide column descriptions and logic.