Human-caused injury and mortality of NMFS-managed Alaska marine mammal stocks, 2009-2013.

V. T. Helker, & Lauri A. Jemison
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is required under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) to estimate the annual human-caused mortality and serious injury of marine mammal stocks by source. Revisions to NMFS’ guidelines and methods for distinguishing serious from non-serious injuries pursuant to the MMPA were implemented in 2013. Data from documented interactions between humans and Alaska pinnipeds and cetaceans under the jurisdiction of the NMFS were compiled for the 5-year period from 2009...
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