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McDowell sea otter report

McDowell sea otter report

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Sea Otter Impacts onCommercial Fisheries inSoutheast Alaska 
Prepared for: 
Southeast Alaska RegionalDive Fisheries Association
 
November 2011
 
 
 
Sea Otter Impacts onCommercial Fisheries inSoutheast Alaska 
Prepared for: 
Southeast Alaska RegionalDive Fisheries Association
 
Prepared by: 
 
 Juneau Anchorage 
 
November 2011
 
 
Table of Contents
Executive Summary .................................................................................................................. 1
 
Introduction .............................................................................................................................. 7
 
Sea Otters in Southeast Alaska................................................................................................. 8
 
Southeast Alaska Dive Fisheries ............................................................................................. 12
 
Geoduck Clams ..................................................................................................................... 12
 
Sea Cucumbers ...................................................................................................................... 13
 
Red Sea Urchins ..................................................................................................................... 14
 
Economic Impacts of Sea Otter Predation ............................................................................. 15
 
Sea Cucumbers ...................................................................................................................... 16
 
Geoducks ............................................................................................................................... 18
 
Red Sea Urchins ..................................................................................................................... 20
 
Dungeness Crab ..................................................................................................................... 22
 
Quantifying the Impact of Sea Otter Predation .................................................................... 24
 
Sea Otter Predation Impacts on Communities ...................................................................... 26
 
Literature Referenced ............................................................................................................. 27
 
Appendix 1: Map of Otters in Southeast Alaska ................................................................... 29
 
Appendix 2: Impact of Sea Otters on Dive Fishery Areas .................................................... 30
 
Sea Cucumbers ...................................................................................................................... 30
 
Geoduck Clams ...................................................................................................................... 31
 
Red Sea Urchins ..................................................................................................................... 32
 

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