Observer Program Websites

Alaska Shellfish Observer ProgramOpens in new window
Overview and news about the ADF&G observer program.
North Pacific Observer ProgramOpens in new window
Includes links to descriptions of observer qualifications, training, schedules for briefing and training, pre-training reading materials, and the sampling manual.
West Coast Groundfish Observer ProgramOpens in new window
Includes information on training, the observer manual, FAQs, and data analysis.
Weathervane Scallop Observer ProgramOpens in new window
Details on the program and observing.
Weathervane Scallop Observing ArticleOpens in new window
Feature article about what it's like to be a scallop observer.

Other Fisheries & Observer Websites

National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Region OfficeOpens in new window

Provides an overview of Alaska’s commercial fisheries including information about protected species, regulations, habitat, and news updates.

North Pacific Fishery Management CouncilOpens in new window

The Council is responsible for groundfish management in the North Pacific. Their site provides news updates, decision summaries, and meeting schedules.

Alaska Department of Fish and GameOpens in new window

Provides information on many aspects of fishing within Alaska, including photos of fish species with life histories, range, habitat, and status.

Wikipedia Description Fisheries ObserverOpens in new window

Describes observers and observer programs, including hiring requirements and objectives.

Association of Professional ObserversOpens in new window

Provides information on issues related to observer programs.

Biology-Online.orgOpens in new window

A biology discussion board that includes articles, tutorials, and forums to discuss and share various topics in biology and other related disciplines.