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2021 Southern Resident Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) 5-Year Review: Summary and Evaluation

The Southern Resident killer whale Distinct Population Segment was first listed as Endangered in 2005.
January 04, 2022 - ESA 5-Year Review ,

Alaska Region Marine Mammal Annual Stranding Reports

Annual summary reports of strandings of cetaceans (whales) and pinnipeds (seals and sea lions) that occurred in Alaskan waters and were reported to NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Region.
January 31, 2021 - Other Reports ,

Economic Analysis of Whale Watching Tourism in Alaska

This document provides an analysis of the economic impacts of the Alaska’s whale watching industry.
November 19, 2020 - Analyses (non-NEPA) ,
Cover of Economic Analysis Whale Watching Tourism Alaska

Injury Determinations for Marine Mammals Observed Interacting With Hawaii and American Samoa Longline Fisheries During 2018

Data on marine mammal interactions (i.e., hookings and entanglements) with the Hawaii and American Samoa longline fisheries observed during 2018 were compiled.
May 13, 2020 - Technical Memo ,

Large Whale Entanglements off the U.S. West Coast, From 1982–2017

Large whale interaction and entanglement with gear in the ocean poses a major threat to animals worldwide.
March 24, 2020 - Technical Memo ,

Reducing Vessel Impacts on Killer Whales

Vessel impacts on Southern Resident killer whales are well-studied. Killer whales use echolocation to find food, communicate, and navigate, and vessel noise can mask echolocation calls. Killer whales amplify their calls in the presence of vessels. There is an increase in surface active behaviors and vessel strikes are a risk.
November 13, 2019 - Other Reports ,
Two orange whale watching boats with killer whale in foreground

Alaska Marine Mammal Stock Assessments - 2018

On 30 April 1994, Public Law 103-238 was enacted allowing significant changes to provisions within the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). Interactions between marine mammals and commercial fisheries are addressed under three new sections.
July 30, 2019 - Technical Memo ,

2016 Southern Resident Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) 5-Year Review : Summary and Evaluation

The Southern Resident killer whale Distinct Population Segment (DPS) was listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 2005.
December 01, 2016 - ESA 5-Year Review ,

Species in the Spotlight: Priority Actions 2016-2020, Southern Resident Killer Whale

In 2015, NOAA Fisheries announced a new program to focus and redouble our efforts to protect eight species that are currently among the most at risk of extinction in the near future. This 5-year action plan focuses on priority actions for the Southern Resident killer whale.
January 01, 2016 - Strategic Plans ,

Status Review Update of Southern Resident Killer Whales

Scientific review and evaluation of the petition to delist the endangered Southern Resident killer whale (SRKW) distinct population segment
July 31, 2013 - Document ,