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Title: Community-Based Harbor Seal Management and Biological Sampling

Project Year and Number: 1994: 94244

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2002: 02245, 2001: 01245, 2000: 00245, 1999: 99245, 1998: 98244, 1997: 97244, 1996: 96244, 1995: 95244

Principal Investigator (PI): Jim Fall, Alaska Department of Fish & Game

Assisting Personnel: Monica Riedel, Vicki Vanek, Kate Wynne

Research Location: PWS/KEN

Restoration Category: General Restoration

Injured Resources Addressed: Harbor Seals , Sea Otters , Subsistence

Abstract: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that between 3,500 and 5,500 sea otters were killed by crude oil in the first months after the EVOS, and that sea otters were still being injured by oil in the environment three years later. Harbor seal populations throughout the Gulf of Alaska are known to have been in decline before the EVOS, and the decline has continued. Many subsistence hunters within the spill area have voluntarily reduced their harvest of these species in an effort to aid the recovery. However, there is no mechanism in place to evaluate the effectiveness of these efforts. Various state, federal, and private agencies have information and data about sea otter and harbor seal populations in PWS. This project proposes to compile all the information available to develop recommendations to guide subsistence users who want to voluntarily change their harvesting practices to help the two species recover.


Species Marine Mammals - Pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, walrus)
Fields of Expertise Sociology
Technological Methods Data base management

Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1994

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1994

Annual Report: 1994: View (4,497 KB)

Final Report: See Project 665

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2002: 02245 View (PDF) 2002: View (PDF)
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2001: 01245 View (PDF) 2001: Not Available
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2000: 00245 Not Available 2000: Not Available
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1999: 99245 Not Available 1999: View (PDF)
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1998: 98244 Not Available 1998: Not Available
View No datasets
1997: 97244 Not Available 1997: Not Available
See Project 98244 See Project 98244
1996: 96244 Not Available 1996: View (PDF)
See Project 98244 See Project 98244
1995: 95244 Not Available 1995: View (PDF)
See Project 98244 See Project 98244