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Fish & Game Cancelling Staffed Program At Bristol Bay Walrus Islands Sanctuary

Round Island walrus haulout. (Photo by USFWS)

Round Island walrus haulout. (Photo by USFWS)


Back in 1960, seven uninhabited Bristol Bay islands south of Togiak were incorporated into the Walrus Islands State Game Sanctuary. As the name suggests, the sanctuary protects one of the largest terrestrial haulout sites of Pacific walruses in North America.

The Department of Fish and Game’s Wildlife Division decided last week that it will terminate its Round Island Program, which staffs the sanctuary to monitor the marine mammals and host visitors.

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