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Scientific Review Groups (SRGs)

Stock Assessment Program | Scientific Review Groups |Stock Assessment Reports

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:

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. Lloyd Lowry, Chair
    Alaska Department of Fish and Game (Ret.); University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  2. Robert Suydam
    North Slope Borough
  3. Karl Haflinger
    Sea State, Inc.
  4. Beth Mathews
    University of Alaska Southeast
  5. Grey Pendleton
    Alaska Department of Fish and Game
  6. Kate Wynne
    University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  7. Craig Matkin
    North Gulf Oceanic Society
  8. Kate Stafford
    University of Washington
  9. Bob Small
    Alaska Department of Fish and Game
  10. Mike Miller
    Sitka Tribe of Alaska
  11. Dave Tallmon
    University of Alaska, Southeast

 

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. Douglas Nowacek, Chair, Duke University
  2. James Powell, Ph.D., Sea to Shore Alliance
  3. Michael Moore, Ph.D., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  4. James Gilbert, University of Maine
  5. Robert Kenney, University of Rhode Island
  6. John Lawson, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  7. Andrew Read, Duke University
  8. Richard Seagraves, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council
  9. Randall Wells, Chicago Zoological Society; Mote Marine Laboratory
  10. Sharon Young, Humane Society of the United States

 

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. Mark Fraker, TerraMar Environmental Research, Ltd.
  6. Doyle Hanan, CA Dept. Fish and Game (Ret.); Hanan and Associates, Inc.
  7. Jim Harvey, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
  8. Chuck Janisse, Fishery Expert
  9. Steve Jeffries, WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
  10. Katherine Ralls, Smithsonian Institution
  11. Terry Wright, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

 

Pacific SRG Meeting Minutes and Correspondence


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Updated: August 4, 2014