Today we begin an exploration of the Alaska Department of Fish & Game databases that have been linked from the Alaska page of the State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States Project. We first look at:
AYK Salmon Database Management System– from the website, ” The ADF&G, Division of Commercial Fisheries, Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim (AYK) Region has created a salmon database management system (DBMS) for public use. The goal of this system is to provide managers, researchers, and the public involved in salmon fisheries in the AYK Region with a system to enter and process new data, as well as to retrieve historical data. The AYK salmon DBMS provides access to AYK project descriptions, biological measurements of age, sex, and length, escapement data, and Norton Sound test fisheries data through this internet site. The website also includes a demonstration of extraction and reporting of subsistence and commercial harvest data for Norton Sound only.”
Next week we’ll look at a database that tracks subsistance food usage in various communities.