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Scientific Review Groups (SRGs)

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What are Scientific Review Groups?

Scientific Review Groups (SRGs) advise NMFS and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) on the status of marine mammal stocks (under Section 117 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act) within three areas:

The SRGs advise NMFS and FWS on:

NEW  NOAA Fisheries solicits nominations for marine mammal Scientific Review Groups. Nominations are due July 24, 2017.

Terms of Reference

Minutes/Reports from Group Meetings

Joint SRG Meetings

Regional Meetings


 


Alaska Scientific Review Group

Overview

The Alaska SRG advises NMFS and FWS on stocks of marine mammals that occur in waters off Alaska that are under the jurisdiction of the United States. These stocks include:

Key conservation issues for marine mammals in Alaska include

Members

  1. Kate Wynne, Chair, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  2. Karl Haflinger, Sea State, Inc.
  3. Grey Pendleton, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
  4. Kate Stafford, University of Washington
  5. Bob Small, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
  6. Mike Miller, Sitka Tribe of Alaska
  7. Thomas Doniol-Valcroze, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  8. Greg O’Corry-Crowe, Florida Atlantic University
  9. Ari Friedlaender, Oregon State University
  10. Megan Peterson, Sierra Nevada College

 

Alaska SRG Meeting Minutes and Correspondence

 

 


Atlantic Scientific Review Group (SRG)

Overview

The Atlantic SRG advises NMFS and FWS on marine mammals along the Atlantic coast, Gulf Coast, and U.S. Territories in the Caribbean.

Marine mammals in this area include:

Key conservation issues for marine mammals in the Atlantic region include:

Scientific advice on marine mammals in the Caribbean is inhibited by relatively little directed research and monitoring in the waters surrounding U.S. Territories.

Members

  1. Robert Kenney, Chair, University of Rhode Island
  2. Douglas Nowacek, Duke University
  3. James Powell, Ph.D., Sea to Shore Alliance
  4. Michael Moore, Ph.D., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  5. John Lawson, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  6. Andrew Read, Duke University
  7. Randall Wells, Chicago Zoological Society; Mote Marine Laboratory
  8. Sharon Young, Humane Society of the United States
  9. Christopher Clark, Cornell University
  10. Trent McDonald, Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.
  11. Erin Summers, Maine Department of Marine Resources

 

Atlantic SRG Meeting Minutes and Correspondence


 


Pacific Scientific Review Group (SRG)

Overview

The Pacific SRG advises NMFS and FWS on marine mammals in waters along the west coast of the United States, within waters surrounding the main and Northwest Hawaiian Islands, and within waters surrounding U.S. Territories in the Western Pacific.

Marine mammals in this area include:

Key conservation issues for marine mammals in the Pacific Region include

There has been a long-term research and monitoring project on Hawaiian monk seals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and a photo-id study on cetaceans surrounding the main Hawaiian Islands, but information on other marine mammals throughout Pacific Islands areas is limited.

Members

  1. Michael Scott, Chair, Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
  2. Hannah Bernard, Hawaii Wildlife Fund
  3. Robin Brown, OR Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
  4. John Calambokidis, Cascadia Research Collective
  5. Doyle Hanan, CA Dept. Fish and Game (Ret.); Hanan and Associates, Inc.
  6. Steve Jeffries, WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
  7. Katherine Ralls, Smithsonian Institution
  8. Terry Wright, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
  9. Timothy Ragen, Marine Mammal Commission (ret.)
  10. David Itano, fisheries consultant
  11. Scott Baker, Oregon State University

 

Pacific SRG Meeting Minutes and Correspondence


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Updated: June 21, 2017