In 2003, the Council appointed a Fur Seal Committee to track the development of the 2004 Pribilof Islands subsistence fur seal harvest regulations EIS and to monitor fur seal issues.
Rolf Ream, NMML, presented the December 2003 Northern Fur Seal Conservation Plan to the Fur Seal Committee.
NMFS released a final Conservation Plan for the northern fur seal in December 2007.
Northern Fur Seal Management
Additional information on management of Northern fur seals, including research, subsistence harvest information, and co-management is available at the NMFS website. Staff contact is Sarah Rheinsmith 907-271-3235.