Marine Mammal Commission

Annual Reports

Every year since 1973, the Marine Mammal Commission has published an annual report highlighting our projects, activities and accomplishments for the previous year. Our annual reports are one of several publications that we release on an annual basis to highlight our work and the most pressing issues impacting marine mammals and their environment. In 2013 we redesigned our annual report into a shorter one-page summary document. The new annual report was designed primarily for electronic distribution and use, directing the reader to relevant sections of our website for additional information.

A humpback whale and its calf image

A humpback whale and its calf in NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. (NOAA)

Annual reports from 2003-present are available below for download. If you wish to request a copy of an annual report prior to 2003, please contact us at mmc@mmc.gov.

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2016 Annual Report

Highlights include efforts to reduce marine mammal bycatch domestically and overseas; enhance communication and coordination with communities and regional and federal partners on issues impacting Alaska Natives; and provide ongoing technical and funding support for the conservation and recovery of the critically-endangered vaquita.

Cover of MMC's 2015 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

Cover of MMC's 2014 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

Cover of MMC's 2013 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

Cover of MMC's 2012 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

Cover of MMC's 2010–2011 Annual Report

2010–2011 Annual Report

Cover of MMC's 2009 Annual Report

2009 Annual Report

Cover of MMC's 2008 Annual Report

2008 Annual Report

Cover of MMC's 2007 Annual Report

2007 Annual Report

Cover of MMC's 2006 Annual Report

2006 Annual Report

Cover of MMC's 2005 Annual Report

2005 Annual Report

Cover of MMC's 2004 Annual Report

2004 Annual Report

2003 Annual Report