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Mission Statement

The mission of the Aleut Marine Mammal Commission is

  • to encourage and implement self-protection and self-regulation of marine mammal use by coastal Alaska Natives who utilize this resource by involving Native users in the decision making process;

  • to provide education and information to the public, appropriate management agencies, and other interested parties;

  • to represent its member coastal Aleut communities in reviewing and commenting on regulatory changes or resource development which may effect marine mammals;

  • to promote conservation of marine mammals for use by Alaska Natives; to be involved in all phases of scientific, biological and other research programs involving marine mammals;

  • to actively participate in the formation of, and or implementation of harvest monitoring efforts and protection of the marine mammal population;

  • and to encourage the Aleut Marine Mammal Commission, government of the United States and other nations and indigenous groups to cooperate in exchanging information that contribute toward improved management of marine mammal populations.
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