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Spectacled Eider (Somateria fischeri)

Sport Hunting

Spectacled eiders were once a target of waterfowl hunters. However, sport hunting of this species has been closed in Alaska since 1991.

Subsistence Harvest

This species was harvested for its meat and feathers, and their eggs also were an important subsistence food. However, in 1991 subsistence hunting of spectacled eiders was closed in Alaska, and remains closed.

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