<Back to CFEC Publications by Subject >Shirley, Susan. 1996. "Area M Purse Seine Vessels. A Report To the Alaska Board of Fisheries." CFEC Report No. 96-1N. January, 1996 Abstract: This report was prepared at the request of the Alaska Board of Fisheries. It provides information on the physical attributes of Area M purse seine vessels over the 1978-1995 time period. The main focus of the report was the growth in the size of vessels that are greater than 30 feet in registered length.