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.

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MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 101145; Anchorage, AK 99510
PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 106 F Street; Anchorage, AK 99501
CONTACT US     (907) 277-5357