A joint research project between NOAA’s Auke Bay Lab and Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADFG) has shown a strong correlation over the past 51 years between certain oceanographic conditions and salmon run timing. Over the past year, Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS), Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADFG) and NOAA have partnered to help share data to further explore the ability of this relation to provide fisheries biologists with the best possible oceanographic information to manage the run.

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