Item Identification

Title: AKRO Protected Resources (PR) Division Metadata Portfolio
Short Name: AKRO Protected Resources (PR) Division Metadata Portfolio
Status: In Work

The Protected Resources Division (PRD), with offices in Juneau and Anchorage, is responsible for developing management and conservation programs for all but three species of marine mammals in Alaska, and for providing regional policy guidance on marine mammal and other protected species issues. In administering provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Fur Seal Act, and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation Act, the biologists and staff of the PRD work with other NMFS offices to develop regulations and management measures to protect, conserve and restore marine mammal populations.


A few of the areas that the PRD is specifically involved in are managing commercial fishery interactions with marine mammals and seabirds, coordinating Steller sea lion recovery efforts, co-management of marine mammal subsistence harvests with Alaska Native organizations, coordinating the Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network, establishing responsible marine mammal viewing guidelines, and developing and distributing public information and educational materials about marine mammals in Alaska. The division also consults on permit requests for scientific research, capture of marine mammals for public display, and takes of marine mammals incidental to other activities. Additionally, PRD consults with Federal agencies under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act to ensure that Federal agency activities do not adversely affect threatened or endangered marine mammal species or their critical habitat.

Physical Location

Organization: Alaska Regional Office
City: Juneau
State/Province: AK
Country: USA

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Data Set (DS) AKRO/PR: Alaska Marine Mammal Observer Program (AMMOP)
Data Set (DS) Alaska Beluga Strandings
Data Set (DS) Alaska Marine Mammal Strandings/Entanglements
Project (PRJ) Protected Resources GIS

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 2790
Metadata Record Created By: Pamela A Mason
Metadata Record Created: 2006-09-25 08:40+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2015-12-23
Owner Org: AKRO
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2016-12-23