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COMIDA: Impact Monitoring for Offshore Subsistence Hunting, Wainwright and Point Lay, Alaska

Braund, Stephen R. & Associates. 2013. COMIDA: Impact Monitoring for Offshore Subsistence Hunting, Wainwright and Point Lay, Alaska. US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region. Anchorage, Alaska. OCS Study BOEM 2013-211. 298pp.

Consistent with the purpose which seeks to provide current baseline data for the study area and to monitor on an annual basis any significant changes in marine subsistence harvest activities over time, Stephen R. Braund & Associates conducted fieldwork in Wainwright and Point Lay during the 2010, 2011, and 2012 boating seasons (i.e., March through October). The field researchers collected GPS tracks and waypoints from local subsistence hunters and held discussions with hunters about their trips in order to address the study objectives listed below. These data were used to develop the maps and tables presented in this report. The objectives of this study are to: - Collect and document baseline offshore subsistence data for the study communities to allow assessment of whether OCS oil development activities will result in changes to offshore subsistence hunting practices - Determine whether subsistence hunting in the Chukchi Sea displays significant variation over time. - Determine whether variation can be attributed to offshore oil and gas industrial activities.

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Status: Complete
Start Date: 2016/01/15
Type: Project
End Date: 2016/01/15
Data Types: Report
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US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

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Stephen R. Braund and Associates

Northslope Borough

Wainwright Research

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