Independent Review of the Analysis of Population Genetic Structure in Alaskan Harbor Seals, Phoca Vitulina, as a Framework for the Identification of Management Stocks
The American Institute of Biological Sciences' review of the report, "Analysis of Population Genetic Structure in Alaskan Harbor seals, Phoca Vitulina, as a Framework for the Identification of Management Stocks."
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) was tasked by the NOAA Fisheries and the Native Harbor Seal Commission (NMFS/ANHSC) Alaska Harbor Seal Comanagement Committee to organize a review of Administrative Report LJ-03-08, O'Corry-Crowe, G.M., K.K. Martien, and B.L. Taylor. 2003, “The analysis of population genetic structure in Alaskan harbor seals, Phoca vitulina, as a framework for the identification of management stocks.” The purpose of this independent review was to evaluate new science that has management implications. The process was intended to be more thorough than a typical journal review in that the research could be considered in greater depth with interaction among reviewers.