Final 2008 Marine Mammal Stock Assessments Published

New stock assessments for 27 Pacific marine mammal stocks under NMFS jurisdiction have been published and are available at the following website. Revised abundance estimates are available for 20 stocks, including 5 endangered large whales, the Hawaiian monk seal, and southern resident killer whales.  New stock assessments produced by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for sea otters in California and Washington are also included in this volume.