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Steller Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus)

Historically, Steller sea lions were used as a food source, clothing, boat coverings, meat for fox farms and craftwork. The commercial pup harvest in 1964-1972 provided fur for clothing manufacture. Contemporary use includes food, some clothing and craftwork. While the Steller sea lion population is listed as “depleted” under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, and thus subsistence takes are subject to Federal management, subsistence harvest continues because it has not been shown to contribute to the decline. Between 2000-2004, 191 were taken per year in the Western stock, and 6 per year in the East.