Seals that hang out year-round near sea ice are called ice seals.  In Alaska,
people as well as nanuuq rely on four species of ice seals for food.  Because seals are so
important to both nanuuq as their main prey and to people for food and clothing, the ANC
has developed an
Ice Seal Committee to help manage the four species.  Alaska Natives
are seeking to strengthen partnerships with the National Marine Fisheries Service to
co-manage ice seals through research and education.  The Committee also builds
partnerships with other organizations and local governments to help conserve ice seals.  
The structure of the Ice Seal Committee is made up of representatives from five different
regions that span the coast of Alaska starting at Bristol Bay then northward to the
Canadian border (regions with polar sea ice).      
      
what we do
Nanuuq's Prey:
Peard Bay
Project 2005
Sampling Data Form
Barrow
Sampling Data Form
Kaktovk
Ice Seal Comanagement
Agreement
Ice Seal
Bylaws
Kotzebue
Project 04
Charles D.N. Brower, Chair
North Slope
John Goodwin
Maniilaq
Austin Ahmasuk
Kawerak
Jennifer Hooper
AVCP
Molly Chythlook
Bristol Bay
Ice Seal
Committee
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