That's an exclamation most Alaskans and many visitors to our state consider music to their ears. NOAA scientists at the Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute (TSMRI) in Juneau help keep that tune playing by conducting the science behind the sustainability of Alaska's world-renowned fisheries.
TSMRI is the headquarters of the Auke Bay Laboratories, a division of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC). AFSC scientists conduct the research Alaska fishers depend upon for sustainable management of Alaska's federally-managed fisheries, which provide thousands of jobs and generate billions of dollars annually. Alaska's fisheries are considered to be among the best-managed fisheries in the world. More than half of the seafood Americans eat from U.S. waters is caught in Alaska.
TSMRI is a 66,000 square foot facility, located north of Juneau at Lena Point. It is the largest fisheries research facility among the NOAA laboratory operations that serve Alaska, which are also located in Newport, Oregon; Seattle, and in Alaska: Juneau, Kasitsna Bay, and Kodiak.