Living Marine Resources of the Hope Basin: A Resource Assessment for the Hope Basin Oil and Gas Lease Sale Number 86, 1981

February 22, 2018

NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-F/AKR-4

This report addresses the living marine resources and their habitats that are within the purview of NOAA Fisheries. The report covers the following subjects: (1) a general description of the environment and habitats encompassed by the proposed sale area; (2) a review of the fish and invertebrate resources of the southeastern Chukchi Sea; (3) the status of knowledge of marine mammal populations of the area; (4) the commercial and subsistence uses of these resources by coastal residents; and (5) potential effects of oil and gas development on these fish and marine mammal populations and their habitats.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 03/01/2018

Chukchi Sea