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Incidental Catch and Interactions of Marine Mammals and Birds in the Cook Inlet Salmon Driftnet and Setnet Fisheries, 1999-2000

April 25, 2006

Observer sightings in the Cook Inlet salmon driftnet and setnet fisheries

The Cook Inlet setnet and driftnet fisheries were observed in 1999 and 2000, partly because in 1999 the status of the Cook Inlet beluga whale was being reviewed under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act because of declining numbers. These fisheries are described, with information about potential interactions with marine mammals and birds. 

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 07/14/2021

Alaska Marine Mammal Observer Program Marine Mammal Authorization Program Cook Inlet Beluga Whale