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Founded in 1994, the Alaska Marine Conservation Council (AMCC) is a community-based, non-profit organization committed to protecting the long-term health of Alaska’s marine ecosystems and sustaining the working waterfronts of our state’s coastal communities.

Our members include fishermen, subsistence harvesters, marine scientists, business owners, conservationists, families, and others who care deeply about Alaska’s oceans.

Our team of talented staff and a dedicated Board of Directors work with various partners around the state and beyond to sustain Alaska’s fisheries for current and future generations.

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Mission & Principles

Our Mission

To protect the integrity of Alaska’s marine ecosystems and promote healthy, ocean-dependent coastal communities.

We work to protect and restore the marine environment through sustainable fishing practices, habitat protection, and local stewardship. We support an ecosystem-based approach to research and marine resource management that incorporates the best science available, experiential knowledge, and the wisdom of tradition.

We invite you to join us to help make a difference. Our future – and our children’s future – depends on it.

Guiding Principles

  • A healthy and diverse marine ecosystem has intrinsic value.
  • People are a part of and depend upon a healthy and diverse marine ecosystem and have a responsibility to maintain it.
  • Marine resource management must be comprehensive and incorporate indigenous, scientific, and experiential knowledge.
  • The utilization of resources in the marine ecosystem requires management to prevent over-exploitation, destruction, and neglect of these resources and associated habitats.
  • Coastal residents have a valuable and unique perspective on the marine ecosystem and the right to meaningful and influential participation on decisions.
  • Fisheries management policies should ensure adequate, intergenerational access to fishing opportunities for local residents and communities.