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Resource Ecology and Ecosystem Modeling - Groundfish Diet Data

  walleye pollock eastern Bering Sea food web
  Walleye pollock eastern Bering Sea food web.

The Resource Ecology and Ecosystem Modeling Program (REEM) at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center maintains a North Pacific groundfish diet data time series that dates back to the early 1980s for many species. Diet data are from samples collected during NMFS assessment surveys and include diet composition by predator species, year, and region. Once a species is selected a list of available diet data by region and year is available, with each year linking to the diet table for that species, region, and year combination. The general diet of each species for each year and region was calculated to show mean percent frequency of occurrence, mean percent of total weight, and mean percent number of each prey item in the diet. These values were calculated as the average of the diet composition at each haul where the predator was collected. For the diet calculations, prey items were grouped into 92 common categories (shown here). REEM maintains a customized prey dictionary (pdf), (csv) based on former NODC codes. Data Description. For further information contact Kerim Aydin

Select species of interest from the drop down list or table showing select larger data sets below:

Species Aleutian Islands Bering Sea Gulf of Alaska
Walleye pollock Gadus chalcogrammus4081669359419
Pacific cod Gadus macrocephalus4092472278830
Arrowtooth flounder Atheresthes stomias230291708973
Pacific halibut Hippoglossus stenolepis128574255667
Yellowfin sole Limanda aspera010434104
Flathead sole Hippoglossoides elassodon2256825673
Alaska skate Bathyraja parmifera103424012
Pacific ocean perch Sebastes alutus17901851951
Northern rock sole Lepidopsetta polyxystra7015661289
Atka mackerel Pleurogrammus monopterygius2989119189
Rex sole Glyptocephalus zachirus16264590
Alaska plaice Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus0393049
Sablefish Anoplopoma fimbria1761081971
Arctic cod Boreogadus saida05330

*If you have difficulty in accessing information via these webpages please contact the REEM Webmaster by email or phone (206.526.4196)

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