Section: Marine Birds and Mammals
Terms of Reference
  1. Provide information and scientific expertise to the PICES community and the FUTURE program, as well as to BIO and other scientific and technical committees, about the biology and ecological roles of marine birds and mammals (MBMs) in the PICES region;

  2. Identify important problems, scientific questions, and knowledge gaps for understanding the impacts of climate change and anthropogenic factors on MBMs and ecosystems in the PICES region through Workshops, Topic Sessions and Scientific Reports;

  3. Assemble information on the status and key parameters of MBMs, and contribute to the Status Reports and Outlooks—and improve collaborative, interdisciplinary research with MBM experts and the PICES scientific community.
Annual Meetings


2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016

Session and Workshop Summaries

W7: Anthropogenic stressors, mechanisms and potential impacts on Marine Birds, Mammals, and Sea Turtles

S13: Implications of prey consumption by marine birds, mammals, and fish in the North Pacific
W12: Potential food competition between top predators and fisheries in the North Pacific

W7: Diets, consumption, and abundance of marine birds and mammals in the North Pacific

S12: Seasonal and climatic influences on prey consumption by marine birds, mammals and predatory fishes

S5: Understanding our changing oceans through species distributions and habitat models based on remotely sensed data
S6: What factors make or break trophic linkages?
W6: Consumption of North Pacific forage species by marine birds and mammals

Related Materials
AP-MBM Products
Dr. Douglas F. Bertram (S-MBM)
Environment and Climate Change Canada
P.O. Box 6000
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
(1-250) 363-6735
(1-250) 363-6390
Mr. Kenneth Morgan (S-MBM)
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment and Climate Change Canada
9860 West Saanich Rd.
Saanichton, BC
Canada V8M 2C1
Dr. Patrick D. O'Hara (S-MBM)
S-MBM Co-Chair
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment and Climate Change Canada
c/o Institute of Ocean Sciences, 9860 W. Saanich Rd.
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
(1-250) 363-6545
Prof. Andrew W. Trites (S-MBM)
Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
University of British Columbia
Rm. 247, AERL, 2202 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T 1Z4
(1-604) 822-8182
(1-604) 822-8180
Dr. Kaoru Hattori (BIO, S-MBM)
Highly Migratory Resources Division, Fisheries Stock Assessment Center, Fisheries Resources Institute
Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA)
116 Katsurakoi
Kushiro, Hokkaido
Japan 085-0802
(81-154) 92-1716
(81-154) 91-9355
Dr. Tsutomu Tamura (S-MBM)
The Institute of Cetacean Research
4-5 Toyomi, Chuo-ku
Tokyo, Japan 104-0055
(81-3) 3536-6521
(81-3) 3536-6522
Dr. Yutaka Watanuki (S-MBM, WG-44)
Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences
Hokkaido University
3-1-1 Minato-cho
Hakodate, Hokkaido
Japan 040-8611
(81-138) 46-8862
(81-138) 46-8863
Mr. Shuai Chen (S-MBM)
Laboratory of Fishing Technology and Fishery Engineering
East China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS
300 Jungong Rd., Yangpu District
Shanghai, People's Republic of China 200090
Dr. Wei Lei (S-MBM)
National Marine Environmental Monitoring Center, MEE
42 Linghe St., Shahekou District
Dalian, People's Republic of China 116023
(86-411) 8476-2710
Prof. Xuelei Zhang (AP-NPCOOS, BIO, S-CCME, S-MBM)
Center for Marine Ecology Research
First Institute of Oceanography, MNR
6 Xianxialing Rd., LaoShan District
Qingdao, Shandong
People's Republic of China 266061
(86-532) 88967476
(86-532) 88963909
Dr. Liyuan Zhao (S-MBM)
Daxue Rd. 178
Xiamen, People's Republic of China 361005
Dr. Yong-Rock An (S-MBM)
Marine Bioresource Center
National Marine Biodiversity Institute of Korea
Jangsan-ro 101, Janghang-eup
Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
Republic of Korea 33662
(41) 950-0750
Dr. Miran Kim (S-MBM, WG-42)
S-MBM Co-Chair
Seabirds Lab. of Korea
506-2301, Sinjijeong-ro 250
Wonju-si, Gangwon-do
Republic of Korea 26353
Dr. Kyunglee Lee (S-MBM)
Cetacean Research Institute
National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS)
Jangsaengpogorae-ro 250
Ulsan, Republic of Korea 44780
(82-52) 270-0970
Dr. Alexander I. Boltnev (S-MBM)
Sakhalin Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (SakhNIRO)
196 Komsomolskaya St.
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia 693023
(7-4242) 456-777
(7-4242) 456-778
Dr. Vjatcheslav P. Shuntov (S-MBM)
Pacific Scientific Research Fisheries Center (TINRO-Center)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690950
(7-4232) 259-504
(7-4232) 300-752
Dr. Andrey Vinnikov (S-MBM)
Marine Programs
Marine Certification LLC
Vasilisy Kozhinoy str. 1, office 17
Moscow, Russia 121096
+7 (495) 640-84-92
+7 (495) 640-84-92
Dr. Elliott Lee Hazen (S-CCME, S-MBM)
Environmental Research Division
Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC), NMFS, NOAA
99 Pacific St., Suite 255A
Monterey, CA
U.S.A. 93940
Dr. Rolf R. Ream (S-MBM)
Marine Mammal Laboratory
Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, NOAA
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98115
(1-206) 526-4328
(1-206) 526-6615
Dr. William J. Sydeman (S-MBM)
Farallon Institute
Suite Q, 101 H St.
Petaluma, CA
U.S.A. 94952