BASIS research would not have been possible without the knowledge and support of the captains and crew on research and contract vessels conducting the surveys. During the symposium, NPAFC will commemorate this effort by presenting a plaque to representatives from research and contract vessels:
Kaiyo maru and Wakatake maru (Japan), TINRO (Russia), and
Sea Storm and Northwest Explorer (USA).
The Fishing Vessel "Northwest Explorer" was
The FishingVessel "Sea Storm" has been contracted by the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) to sample the epipelagic environment of the eastern Bering Sea since 2001. Research activities on the Sea Storm were expanded during 2002 to include BASIS stations (approx. 150 stations per year) covering a broad area of the eastern Bering Sea shelf....more
The Fishing Vessel "Northwest Explorer" wasfirst contracted by the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) for BASIS research during the fall of 2002. Fisheries and oceanographic stations were conducted within the Bering Sea Basin, slope and shelf areas. Paried trawls with the R/V TINRO and the R/V Kaiyo maru were also conducted to determine differences in...more