1977 Alaska Fur Seal Investigations

July 01, 1977

The National Marine Fisheries Service is responsible for managing northern fur seals on the Pribilof Islands in Alaska and is the federal agency which cooperates with Canada, Japan, and the USSR in carrying out terms of the Interim Convention on Conservation of North Pacific Fur Seals.

In 1977, the National Marine Fisheries Service conducted studies on feeding habits, distribution and migration, growth, reproduction, population dynamics, causes of, death, and behavior and biology.