Subsistence in Alaska
Harvest Data & Reports

Subsistence research results are reported in several ways. Two major collections are:

Subsistence Harvests of Pacific Halibut

In Alaska’s coastal areas, subsistence halibut fisheries are local, noncommercial, customary and traditional food fisheries. The National Marine Fisheries Service adopted rules governing subsistence halibut fishing in 2003. Through a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (award number NA18NMF4370086), the ADF&G Division of Subsistence administered this project to estimate the subsistence harvests of Pacific halibut Hippoglossus stenolepis in Alaska in 2020 through a survey mailed to registered subsistence halibut fishers; the survey was supplemented by interviews in selected communities. This was the 13th year for which this research was conducted.

The draft report “Subsistence Harvests of Pacific Halibut in Alaska, 2020” is now compiled and available for review. The public is invited to review and comment on this draft report. Feedback is requested by January 5, 2022.

Please return comments to:
Lauren Sill, ADF&G Subsistence Resource Specialist
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518-1599
(907) 465-3617