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Bilateral Agreement Between the United States and Russia

The United States and Russia share many important stocks of living marine resources in the North Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea, so it is important for the two countries to coordinate efforts to conserve and manage marine resources. Marine resources of the Bering Sea include the walleye pollock, which supports one of the largest and most valuable commercial fisheries in the world.

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NorthPacificrightwhale_smudgy.jpg North Pacific right whale #87 also known as “Smudgy” interacts with a log floating on the water. There are only around 30 individuals in the eastern population, so to spot a North Pacific right whale is rare and to see one interacting with a log in a once-in-a-lifetime experience. NOAA Fisheries permit 782-1719.