Alaska Marine Conservation Council
Who We Are
Founded in 1994, the Alaska Marine Conservation Council (AMCC) is a community-based organization dedicated to protecting the long-term health of Alaska's oceans and sustaining the working waterfronts of our coastal communities.
Our members include fishermen, subsistence harvesters, marine scientists, small business owners, conservationists, families and others who care about Alaska’s oceans. Our way of life, livelihoods and economies depend on healthy marine ecosystems.
To protect the natural diversity and integrity of Alaska's marine ecosystems by working with the coastal communities whose well–being depends on healthy oceans.
We are working to protect and restore our marine environment through sustainable fishing practices, habitat protection, and local stewardship. We support an ecosystem approach to research and marine resource management that incorporates the best science, experiential knowledge and the wisdom of tradition.
We invite you to join with us to help make a difference. Our future – and our children's future – depends on it.
- 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 responsibility for maintaining them.
- Marine resource management must be comprehensive and incorporate indigenous, scientific, and experiential knowledge.
- The utilization of resources in the marine ecosystem must be managed 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 have the right to meaningful and influential participation on decisions.