Marine Mammals Management
Alaska Region


The Alaska Regional Office of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service is responsible for the conservation of polar bears, northern sea otters, and Pacific walruses that inhabit Alaskan waters. The Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 and the Endangered Species Act of 1973 provide direction for our activities. Our management and research programs promote international coordination between the United States, Russian Federation, Norway, Greenland, and Canada, co-management of subsistence hunting and other activities with Alaska Natives, habitat conservation, species protection, and the regulation of offshore and coastal economic development activities to ensure compliance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Endangered Species Act and all other relevant laws and regulations.

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: October 2016