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Notice of Availability of the Draft Conservation Plan for the Eastern Pacific Stock of Northern Fur Seal (Laaqudan)


Notice of Availability for the Conservation Plan for Eastern Pacific Stock of Northern Fur Seals
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Action Status
Affected Species


NOAA Fisheries announces the availability for public comment the draft Conservation Plan for the Eastern Pacific Stock of Northern Fur Seal (Laaqudan) (Conservation Plan). The Marine Mammal Protection Act requires the Secretary of Commerce to develop a northern fur seal conservation plan for the purpose of conserving and restoring the species or stock to its optimum sustainable population. Accordingly, NOAA Fisheries published its first conservation plan for the Pribilof Islands population in 1993 and a revised version in 2007. This current revision is required to include the latest research and management changes for the Eastern Pacific stock of northern fur seals (formerly the Pribilof Islands population).

For further information contact: Michael Williams, NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region, 907–271–5117, michael.williams@noaa.gov.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 06/12/2023

Northern Fur Seal Conservation Plan