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National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Regional Office

Steller Sea Lion Protection Measures for Alaska Groundfish Fisheries

Protection Measures in the Alaska Groundfish Fisheries

Steller sea lionsSteller sea lions. Photo: JJ Vollenweider, NOAA Fisheries.

NMFS uses Steller sea lion protection measures (SSLPM) to insure the groundfish fisheries off Alaska are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of the western population of Steller sea lions or adversely modify their critical habitat. The management measures disperse fishing over time and area to protect against potential competition for important Steller sea lion prey species near rookeries and important haulouts.

Regulations


Maps


Co-Management Agreements

  • Agreement (PDF) Between the Aleut Community of St. George Island and NMFS, 2001
  • Agreement (PDF) Between the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island and NMFS, 2000

Analyses

  • Final EIS - Steller Sea Lion Protection Measures for Groundfish Fisheries in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area, May 2014
  • 2014 Biological Opinion - Authorization of Alaska groundfish fisheries under the Proposed Revised Steller Sea Lion Protection Measures, Section 7 Consultation, April 2014
  • Biological Opinions - Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) and Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Groundfish Fisheries Section 7 Consultations
  • Historical Analyses


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