U.S. Pacific Marine Mammal Stock Assessments (1999)
Published Date: 1999
This report presents updated information for several stocks in the Pacific Region under NMFS jurisdiction, including both strategic stocks and stocks for which new information on abundance and population structure has become available. These assessments include stocks studied by the Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC, La Jolla, California and Honolulu, Hawaii) and the National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML, Seattle, Washington). The southern sea otter, which is under the management jurisdiction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is covered in a separate report.