The US President’s budget released on May 23, 2017 zeros out funding for the Marine Mammal Commission. The Commission’s annual budget ($3.43 M) represents one cent per person per year.
The MMC has a long history of sponsoring and facilitating international marine mammal science and conservation. The elimination of the MMC will limit the US government’s expertise in this field and their ability to oversee the management of marine mammal resources.
The Full announcement and information on this proposal in a statement by the MMC can be found here.