Marine Mammals Management
Alaska Region


The Marine Mammals Management Office of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Alaska Region is responsible for the conservation of polar bears, northern sea otters, and Pacific walruses that inhabit the land and marine environment of Alaska, Federal waters and the open sea.  The Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 and, for listed species or stocks, the Endangered Species Act of 1973 provide direction for our activities. Our management and research programs promote co-management of subsistence hunting and other activities with Alaska Natives who rely on marine mammals, international coordination between the United States, Russian Federation, Norway, Greenland, and Canada, species protection, and working with stakeholders to ensure offshore and coastal economic development activities, such as oil and gas development, minimize potential impacts to these species. 

Photo of walrus family.  USFWS/Joel GarlichMiller
Walrus Family


Patrick Lemons, Chief
1011 East Tudor Road, MS 341
Anchorage, Alaska 99503

Toll Free: 800-362-5148
Phone: (907) 786-
Fax: (907) 786-3816


Last updated: August 2017