There are two populations of Steller Sea Lions (Eumetopias jubatus) that live in the north Pacific; the Eastern and the Western populations. The animals living in Canada are part of the Eastern population extending from southern California to southeastern Alaska. The Eastern population has grown in the past few years, contrary to the Western population. The Eastern population is listed as of special concern by the Species at Risk Act (SARA) and therefore a management plan has been proposed. A species of special concern could become threatened or endangered.
Paper - Proposed Management Plan for the Steller Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus) in Canada