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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. This new
July 30, 2019 - Technical Memo ,

2019 Alaska Marine Mammal Field Work Surveys Flyer

Flyer documenting Alaska Fisheries Science Center research on marine mammals off the coasts of Alaska.
March 12, 2019 - Other Reports ,

The Utility of Combining Stable Isotope and Hormone Analyses in Marine Megafauna Research

Combining multiple molecular techniques to better understand and protect endangered marine wildlife.
September 25, 2018 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,
Biologist Camryn Allen examines sea turtle blood samples.

Forecast Fish and Marine Mammal Population Responses to Ocean Acidification in the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea

Approximately 30-50% of global anthropogenic CO2 emissions are absorbed by the world’s oceans (Feely et al. 2004, Sabine et al. 2004). Increased CO2 uptake by the oceans is expected to reduce surface ocean pH by 0.3 – 0.5 units over the next century,
September 19, 2018 - Survey ,

Arctic Whale Ecology Studies in Alaska

These reports were contracted and created by the Arctic Whale Ecology Study (ARCWEST).

Injury Determinations for Marine Mammals Observed Interacting With Hawaii and American Samoa Longline Fisheries During 2015–2016

Marine mammal interactions (i.e., hookings and entanglements) with the Hawaii and American Samoa longline fisheries observed during 2015–2016 were compiled, and the number of marine mammal deaths, serious injuries, and non-serious injuries by
July 05, 2018 - Technical Memo ,

Protecting Marine Life in Alaska

The Protected Resources Division works to conserve and recover marine mammals - like whales and seals - in close coordination with the State of Alaska and other partners. 

Incidental Take Authorizations for Construction Activities

This page lists Incidental Take Authorizations for construction-related activities. Applications are typically posted when public review is initiated. 

Alaska Stock Assessments

A variety of data are input into computer models to estimate population size and trends for fish, crabs and marine mammals generating a stock assessment report. Research surveys provide biological, ecological and environmental data. Independent fishery
Alaska bering sea fish