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Alaska Marine Mammal Observer Program Meeting


NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service will hold a meeting on Mon ., May 13, 6-7:30pm in the Petersburg Assembly Chambers about the Alaska Mammal Observer Program for drift gillnet permit holders in Southeast Alaska.

Those who cannot attend in person may participate by phone. Call toll-free 855-212-0212. When prompted, dial the access code 956093278 followed by the # sign.

The Alaska Marine Mammal Observer Program (AMMOP) will soon begin monitoring the level and nature of interactions between Southeast Alaska drift gillnet fishery and marine mammals this season. Monitoring will occur in Alaska Department of Fish and Game Southeast Alaska commercial fishing districts 6 and 8 in 2013. Drift gillnet permit holders are invited to attend a public meeting to learn more about the program and its requirements.

Additional program resources may be found on the AMMOP website at :

mmop.htm. For details, call AMMOP Coordinator Bridget Mansfield at (907) 586-7642, or Ben Loughran, Saltwater, Inc. at (907) 276-3241.


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