There are two main areas where peak spawning (from early to mid-May) occurred: Shelikof Strait and between the Shumagin Islands and Unimak Island
For example, you can mail a 30-pound package from Anchorage, to say, False Pass on Unimak Island
To obtain information on the winter distribution of groundfish in areas used by foraging Steller sea lions and groundfish fisheries, the Alaska Fisheries Science Center of the National Marine Fisheries Service conducted a bottom trawl survey for groundfish in the southeastern Bering Sea north of Unimak Island
in February-March 2001 (Fig.
One remnant population survived on the north side of the Alaska Peninsula near Unimak Island
(Kenyon, 1969; Schneider, 1976).
The Unimak Island
region was surveyed only during 1987-88.
On April 8 in Anchorage at the Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall, the topic is Killer Whale Predation on Gray Whales in the Unimak Island
Also, an annual aggregation of 80-100 transient whales has been reported in the Unimak Island
region of the eastern Aleutian Islands in May and June (Matkin et al.
From Unimak Island
east along the Alaska Peninsula to Ugashik Bay, the 1941 Bristol Bay survey was divided into two areas--in-shore and offshore.
False Pass, located on the eastern side of Unimak Island
on Isanotski Strait in the Aleutian Islands, 646 air miles southwest of Anchorage, is an important refueling stop for Gulf of Alaska, Bristol Bay, and Bering Sea fishing fleets.
Shubnikov and Lisovenko (1964) suggested that some northern rock sole migrate from Unimak Island
in the Aleutian Islands to areas northeast of the Pribilof Islands between April and July, covering a distance of more than 500 km.
Notably not closed to bottom trawling are state waters in the vicinity of "cod alley" to the north of Unimak Island
and all of the central and western Aleutian Islands outside of Steller sea lion protection areas.
This highly active volcanic group of mountains extends from Chakachamna Lake, which is about 80 miles southwest of Anchorage, to Unimak Island
, which sits at the tip of the peninsula.