Living Marine Resources of the Gulf of Alaska: A Resource Assessment for the Gulf of Alaska/Cook Inlet Proposed Oil and Gas Lease Sale 88, 1983

February 22, 1983

NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-F/AKR-5

This resource report updates information on the living marine resources and their habitats in the Gulf of Alaska region that are within the purview of NOAA Fisheries. The report contains a current review of the fishery resources and commercial fishing activities of the Gulf of Alaska, and discusses the status of knowledge of marine mammal populations of the area. A complete review of the physical and biological environment of this region is beyond the scope of this document. Although these subjects have been covered in other recent resource reports for frontier Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) areas of Alaska such as Navarin Basin, the Chukchi Sea, and the Hope Basin (Morris, 1981a-c), for the Gulf of Alaska these topics have been thoroughly presented in Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) for prior lease sales for the Gulf of Alaska and Cook Inlet, as well as for cancelled sale 46 - Western Gulf of Alaska - Kodiak (DOI 1976a, 1976b, 1977, 1980, 1981) and also in lease area synthesis reports (SA, 1979, 1980a, 1980b) as well as numerous other reports and documents

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