Jan 192003

The Alaska Fisheries Information Network (AKFIN) supports the data needs of fisheries analysts and economists by consolidating commercial fisheries data and dispensing those data upon request. Here you’ll find information about the AKFIN project, and links to other AKFIN-provided resources. More…

Apr 012015
Published April 1, 2015

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, AKFIN is looking for a self-motivated, talented data analyst/programmer to be a part of our team in Portland or Seattle. We are looking for someone who is passionate about working with data and possesses strong database development and analytical skills.  An eye for detail, commitment to quality control, and a willingness to learn new programs and processes are a must, as is the ability to work closely with other analysts.

The Data Analyst/Programmer will work in a dynamic database environment to help design, develop, and implement a data warehouse that delivers essential information to fisheries analysts. The successful candidate will have a solid working knowledge of SQL and database systems.  Personable and professional demeanor paired with technical skill is essential. This is a full-time position with great benefits. To begin the application process visit PSMFC Careers Page.

Oct 292013
Published October 29, 2013

AKFIN Answers metadata reports are now available on the AKFIN dashboard (“Database Sources for Report Tables/Columns”). These reports provide Answers and R users the ability to see how the repository subject areas and column names correspond to the actual database tables and column names. In addition these reports provide column descriptions and logic.

Oct 172013
Published October 17, 2013

To AKFIN Answers users: If you are a Google Chrome user and are having trouble accessing data in AKFIN Answers, please follow the below steps to clear your browsing data:

1. Click the Menu button in the browser bar, and click Settings

2. Click Show Advanced Settings

3. Click Clear browsing data

4. Mark/check all selections and click Clear browsing data

5. Once complete, close all Chrome browsers on your local machine.  Wait a few seconds and reopen Chrome.

Sep 242013
Published September 24, 2013

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) and AKFIN collaborated to profile 16 different Alaska federal commercial fishing fleets. The results of this project were published by NPFMC in 2011.  Using the established fleet parameters AKFIN has completed an annual addendum detailing the status of the fleets.  Please see the link below for the 2012 addendum.


Jun 072013
Published June 7, 2013

It has always been a challenge communicating the skills needed when hiring an AKFIN analyst.  Find a person with a background in computer programming, data analysis, business, and science — and there you have it.  This clip from Yahoo Finance describes the qualities and challenges of finding such an individual.  Not sure about it being the sexiest job, but the other points they make are good.

Check it out!