US Fish and Wildlife Service

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Polar Bear Stock Assessment Report

Section 117 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, as amended in 1994, requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to report periodically on the status of marine mammal stocks within Alaskan waters. Each stock assessment includes a description of the stock's geographic range, a minimum population estimate, current population trends, current and maximum net productivity rates, optimum sustainable population levels and allowable removal levels, and estimates of annual human-caused mortality and serious injury through interactions with commercial fisheries and subsistence hunters. Stock assessment reports are used to evaluate the progress of fisheries towards achieving the goal of zero mortality and serious injury to marine mammals.

Data and Resources

  • View website
    Website :: Southern Beaufort Seas Polar Bear Report

    http://alaska.fws.gov/fisheries/mmm/stock/final_sbs_polar_bear_sar.pdf

  • View website
    Website :: Chukchi/Bering Seas Polar BearReport

    http://alaska.fws.gov/fisheries/mmm/stock/final_cbs_polar_bear_sar.pdf

Status: Remote
Type: Data
End Date: 2010/01/01
Data Types: Report
Primary Agency
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Type
Federal

ISO Topics
biota

Geo-keywords
Alaska, Northslope Borough

Source Portal
North Slope Science Catalog ::

Direct Record Link
http://alaska.portal.gina.alaska.edu/catalogs/279-polar-bear-stock-assessment-report
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