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Norton Sound - Port Clarence Management Area
Research — Subsistence Fishing
ADF&G has conducted numerous subsistence research projects in the Norton Sound-Port Clarence Area, usually in cooperation with Kawerak Inc. and other local organizations. These include annual salmon surveys from 1994 to 2003 (when a permit system was initiated), annual wildlife surveys from 1998 to present, and special projects on a variety of subjects including customary trade  and salmon harvesting patterns and trends .
Kawerak, with support from the North Pacific Research Board and ADF&G, conducted comprehensive subsistence survey project for 2006. They estimated a total subsistence harvest of 4.5 million pounds of marine mammals, land animals, fish, and plants for subsistence use by an estimated 5,130 residents of 12 study communities (not including Nome).
Subsistence research results for the Norton Sound – Port Clarence Area include:
- Customary trade and barter in fish in the Seward Peninsula Area, Alaska. (TP328)
- Bering Strait Region Local and Traditional Knowledge Pilot Project: A Comprehensive Subsistence Use Study of the Bering Strait Region.
- Patterns and trends in subsistence salmon harvests, Norton Sound and Port Clarence, 1994-2003. (TP294)
- Subsistence salmon fishing by residents of Nome, Alaska, 2001. (TP274)
- The production and distribution of wild food in Wales and Deering, Alaska. (TP259)
- The subsistence salmon fishery in the Norton Sound, Port Clarence, and Kotzebue districts, 1994. (TP220)
- The harvest of fish and wildlife in three Alaska communities: Brevig Mission, Golovin, and Shishmaref. (TP188)
- The role of fish and wildlife in the economies of Barrow, Bethel, Dillingham, Kotzebue, and Nome. (TP154)
- Subsistence land use in Nome, a Northwest Alaska regional center. (TP148)
- The role of local fish and wildlife resources in the community of Shaktoolik, Alaska. (TP013)