Seasonal Use and Feeding Habits of Walruses in the proposed Bristol Bay Clam Fishery Area

A joint industry-government resource assessment conducted in 1976-78 in the southeastern Bering Sea identified a commercially viable surf clam (Spisula polynyma) resource along the north side of the Alaska Peninsula. Since walruses (Odobenus rosmarus) inhabit the area, and since elsewhere they feed predominantly on several species of clams, some concern was expressed that a clam fishery would adversely impact the walruses food supply.The North Pacific Fishery Management Councel funded this study to examine the distribution, abundance and food habits of walruses in Bristol Bay, with particular attention given to the proposed clam fishery zone.

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Maintainer Brent Frakes
Last Updated July 29, 2019, 22:59 (CDT)
Created July 29, 2019, 22:59 (CDT)
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