This project uses existing ShoreZone coastal imagery to map 719 km of shoreline in Bristol Bay, from Cape Constantine to Cape Newenham. This section of coastline is an extremely important herring spawning area and an important component of the Bristol Bay fisheries. Intertidal and nearshore vegetation, on which herring spawn, will be catalogued as part of the ShoreZone mapping and, along with shore types, coastal substrate, and coastal biota, added to the state-wide ShoreZone dataset.
Project ID: WA2012_21
Lead Investigator: Cindy Hartmann-Moore, NOAA NMFS
Collaborators: Tevis Underwood & Patrick Walsh, USFWS; Steve Lewis, NOAA NMFS