The next review is tentatively scheduled for February 2024.Information on the research priority process for the 2023-2024 Research Priorities review can be found on the page. Plan team meetings scheduled to review research priorities are as follows: (11/03/2023), (12/14/2023), Crab Plan Team ( and ), Bering Sea FEP (01/09/2024), (01/11/2024), (01/17/2024). To track the progress of a research priority submission, please see the table below. The column “Plan Team assigned to review” will list which plan team(s) have been tasked to review a particular submission with the date of the Plan Team meeting in parentheses. This table will be updated periodically. The initial phase of the review process will begin with new and existing submissions being reviewed by the Plan Teams. The dates of the Plan Team meetings and a description of the review process are included in the figure below.
Most recent Council research priorities: April 2021.
The Council’s research priorities consist of a wide range of science-based needs and interests that support or improve the Council’s ability to provide stewardship over marine resources off Alaska and maintain sustainable fishing communities. Specific research topics are organized online through that can be queried for changes in research status and can also be downloaded completely for detailed information about all of the Council’s research needs. Research topics are ranked through four priority categories: Critical ongoing monitoring, Urgent, Important (near term), and Strategic (future needs). These priority categories have specific definitions that emphasize correspondence of research to the Council’s time horizon of management concerns.