To learn about commercial fishing, contact the individual fish and game departments of states such as California and Oregon. Visit the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Web site to learn more about commercial fishing, harvest statistics, and commercial fishing seasons. Information about working in Alaska's seafood industry can be found by reading, Preparing to Work On-Board Fishing Vessels, a helpful resource at the department's Web site.

Division of Commercial Fisheries, PO Box 115526, 1255 West 8th Street
Juneau, AK 99811-5526

This agency conducts research and provides information on the global oceans, atmosphere, space, and sun. It oversees NOAA Fisheries. Visit NOAA's Web site for news, statistics, and other information relating to fisheries.

1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 5128
Washington, DC 20230-0001

The goals of NOAA Fisheries include building and maintaining sustainable fisheries. Visit its Web site for information on fisheries, education, and careers.

1315 East-West Highway, 14th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Tel: (301) 427-8000