Working Group 11: Consumption of marine resources by marine birds and mammals
  • Acronym: WG 11
  • Parent Committee: BIO
  • Term: Oct. 1995 - Oct. 1999
  • Co-Chairs:
    George.L. Hunt, Jr. (USA)
    Hidehiro Kato (Japan)
Terms of Reference
  1. Obtain and tabulate available data on population sizes and prey consumption by marine birds and mammals;
  2. Calculate seasonal and annual consumption, expressed as numbers and biomass, of particular marine resource species by particular bird and mammal populations;
  3. Where possible, stratify the calculation as to age classes of prey and locality (local stock impacted);
  4. Prepare a report for PICES describing data sources and methods of calculation, and the results, and identifying major lacunae in knowledge.
Annual Meetings


1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

PICES Scientific Report
PICES Sci. Rep. No. 14, 2000
Predation by Marine Birds and Mammals in the Subarctic North Pacific Ocean
Ken. Morgan
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
9860 West Saanich Rd.
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
Phone: (1-250) 363-6537
E-mail: ken.morgan(at)
Andrew. Trites
Marine Mammal Research Unit, Fisheries Centre
University of British Columbia
AERL, 2202 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC,
V6T 1Z4
Norihisa. Baba
Fisheries Research Agency
2-12-4 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa, 236-8648
Hidehiro. Kato
Laboratory of Cetacean Biology
Faculty of Marine Science
Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
4-5-7 Konan, Minato-ku
Tokyo, 108-8477
Haruo. Ogi
Faculty of Fisheries
Hokkaido University
1-1 Minato-cho, 3 chome,
Hakodate, Hokkaido
Japan. 041
Phone: +81 (138) 40-8862
Fax: +81 (138) 40-8860
Zang-Geum. Kim
Fisheries Resources Research Team
National Fisheries Research & Development Institute
408-1 Shirang-ri, Gijang-Up, Gijang-Gun
Busan, Korea 619-902
Jang-Uk. Lee
Pukyong National University
599-1 Daeyeon -dong Nam-gu
Busan, Korea 608-737
Alexander.I. Boltnev
Kamchatka Research Institute of Fisheries & Oceanography (KamchatNIRO)
18 Naberezhnaya
Russia. 683602
K.A. Zharikov
Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries & Oceanography (VNIRO)
17 V. Krasnoselskaya
Moscow, Russia. 107140
John.L. Bengtson
National Marine Mammal Laboratory
Alaska Fisheries Science Center
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
7600 Sand Point Way NE, Building 4
Seattle, WA 98115
Patrick. J. Gould
U.S. Geological Survey
Biological Resources Division
Alaska Biological Science Center
Anchorage, AK 99503, USA
Phone:+1 (907) 786-3382
Fax:+1 (907) 786-3636
George.L. Hunt, Jr.
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
School of Biological Science
University of California at Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697, USA.
Phone:+1 (949) 824-6322
Fax:+1 (949) 824-2181
Chadwick.V. Jay
U.S. Geological Survey
Biological Resources Division
Alaska Biological Science Center
Anchorage, AK 99503, USA
Phone:+1 (907) 786-856
Fax:+1 (907) 786-636
Lloyd.F. Lowry
Alaska Department of Fish & Game
1300 College Road
Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA.
Phone:+1 (907) 459-7248
Fax:+1 (907) 452-6410