The Marine Mammals Program promotes scientific research for sustainable marine mammal populations and harvest activities. The Marine Mammals Program provides technical assistance to Tribal Councils regarding marine mammal issues and advocates a pro-active approach to address marine mammal issues while emphasizing tribal involvement at all stages of research development and implementation. The program coordinates the activities of the Qayassiq Walrus Commission and Bristol Bay Marine Mammal Council and is cooperatively involved with the Eskimo Walrus Commission, Alaska Native Harbor Seal Commission, Alaska Beluga Whale Committee, The Alaska Sea Otter and Stellar Sea Lion Commission, and the Indigenous Peoples Council on Marine Mammals.
Click here for the PowerPoint presentation done during the Alaska Forum on the Environment meetings on a co-management subsistence panel hosted by the Indigenous People’s Council on Marine Mammals (IPCoMM) on February 5, 2009.
BBMMC QWC 2022 joint meeting notice
Qayassiq Walrus Commission Chairman, Moses Toyukak Sr. and Bristol Bay Marine Mammal Council Chairman, Randy Alvarez have called for a joint face-to-face meeting to be held May 18th-20th 2022, 8:30 AM -4:30PM in Dillingham at the BBNA main office board room. Click here for more information.
Check out the studies done on the following Marine Mammals:
- 2011 Lake Iliamna Freshwater Seals Study Slide Show
- 2011-Lake Iliamna Freshwater Seal Study Poster
- Education and Outreach Marine Mammal Stranding, Orphaned, what to do.
Marine Mammal Articles/Literature
Information on Cape Greig Pacific Walrus Haulout Information.
- Resident Harbor Seals (Phoca vitulina) in Iliamna Lake, Alaska: Summer Diet and Partial Consumption of Adult Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka)
- ADF&G Aerial Harbor Seal
Voluntary Subsistence Harvest Surveys