Steller Sea Lion Management and Research in Alaska
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National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Regional Office

Steller sea lions, photo: Dave Csepp

Steller Sea Lions

A collaborative effort of the Alaska Regional Office and Alaska Fisheries Science Center.

Management

Endangered Species Act


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Fisheries Management


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Independent Reviews


Steller sea lion bull
Steller sea lion bull. Photo: NOAA Fisheries

Overview

The listing of the Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act in 1990 created new challenges for fisheries managers in the National Marine Fisheries Service and the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council. Managers must balance between two sometimes conflicting objectives: protecting and aiding the recovery of the Steller sea lion under the Endangered Species Act while at the same time providing for sustainable and economically viable fisheries under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.  More >>>

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Steller sea lions at Benjamin Island haulout in Juneau, Alaska
Steller sea lions at Benjamin Island haulout - Juneau, Alaska. Photo: Greg Bledsoe

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