Tight funding and energy costs limit NOAA Bering Sea research

Increased fuel costs and reduced federal funding are limiting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fisheries research in the Bering Sea and may—in the long run—impact harvest limits. This year, the Aleutian Trawl Survey was cut completely and the Bering-Aleutian Salmon International Survey, or BASIS, was reduced from 40 days to 20 days.

Anne Hillman, KIAL – Unalaska