SOUTHEAST SEA OTTER STAKEHOLDER MEETING
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service convened the Southeast Sea Otter Stakeholder Meeting on November 6, 2019, in Juneau, Alaska in order to compile stakeholder input on how to ensure sea otters’ continued protection, while addressing the concerns of Southeast Alaska user groups.
Thank you to the approximately 91 attendees who ranged from representatives of government, businesses, non-profit organizations, and Alaska Native tribes and communities, to artists, expert scientists, seafood harvesters, wildlife conservationists and subsistence users. The breadth of various viewpoints, experiences, interests, and expertise led to constructive discussions from which over 100 recommendations, management questions, action items, and suggestions were offered.
The Fish and Wildlife Service is currently working to compile the results from this meeting into a comprehensive report, with plans for release in the first quarter of 2020. While the meeting and the forthcoming report are important initial steps, continued engagement and collaboration with all stakeholders will be required for making progress on sea otter management issues in Southeast Alaska. We appreciate everyone’s ongoing cooperation. Thank you!
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Last Revised October 18th
This document focuses on the history of the region’s sea otter population, current management practices, and the regulatory framework surrounding a growing sea otter population in Southeast Alaska. Further, it examines sea otter issues from other perspectives outside of the management authorities, including commercial dive fishing, subsistence practices, and a case study.
An outline of the discussions and presentations that took place at the Southeast Sea Otter Stakeholder Meeting.
Slides from the meeting
View and download the slides from the presentations at the November 6th stakeholder meeting.
Summary from the November 6th stakeholder meeting