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

 

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. James Gilbert, Chair, University of Maine
  2. Christopher Clark, Cornell University
  3. Robert Kenney, University of Rhode Island
  4. John Lawson, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  5. Trent McDonald, Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.
  6. Michael Moore, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  7. Genevieve Nesslage, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  8. James Powell, Sea to Shore Alliance
  9. Andrew Read, Duke University
  10. Erin Summers, Maine Department of Marine Resources
  11. Randall Wells, Chicago Zoological Society; Mote Marine Laboratory
  12. 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. Scott Baker, Oregon State University
  2. Simone Baumann-Pickering, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
  3. John Calambokidis, Cascadia Research Collective
  4. David Itano, fisheries consultant
  5. Rebecca Lewison, San Diego State University
  6. Timothy Ragen, Marine Mammal Commission (ret.)

 

Pacific SRG Meeting Minutes and Correspondence

 


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Updated: January 3, 2018