2019 ANNUAL REPORT
AMCC celebrated 25 years of operation in 2019. This legacy of success is made possible by the tireless efforts of hundreds of supporters, and the story is far from over. Printed in 2020 and available through an interactive online format.
THE NORTHERN BERING SEA
The Bering Sea Elders Group and AMCC undertook a project to compile spatial information about hunting and fishing use in the Northern Bering Sea and ecologically sensitive marine areas for the species used by coastal tribes. Printed in 2012.
BOTTOM TRAWLING IN THE NORTH PACIFIC
Studies of bottom trawl impacts in Alaska confirm worldwide studies that show that trawling alters complex habitat features such as coral gardens, sponges, rocky ledges, and pinnacles and by so doing can reduce fish populations and biodiversity. Printed in 2002.
OCEAN ACIDIFICATION & ALASKA FISHERIES
In 2011, AMCC sponsored community roundtable discussions on ocean acidification and Alaska fisheries in the fisheries-dependent communities of Homer, Kodiak, and Dillingham in southern Alaska. Printed in 2012.
CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT OF NORTH PACIFIC ROCKFISHES
AMCC collaborated with Ecotrust to analyze catch and biological data on rockfish in the Bering Sea and the Aleutian Islands to see if there are ways to refine spatial management to reduce the risk of overfishing. Printed in 2005.
NATIONAL TREASURE AT RISK
AMCC’s report chronicles the over 30-year battle to protect Bristol Bay and the Bering Sea from offshore drilling and highlights fisheries, marine mammals, and seabirds of the region that drilling would put at risk. Printed in 2012.
ACCESS RESTRICTIONS IN ALASKA'S COMMERCIAL FISHERIES
The cumulative effect of limited access fisheries management decisions in Alaska has socio-economic consequences for our communities that are observable, predictable, and self-perpetuating.
BYCATCH: WASTING ALASKA'S FUTURE
This second edition of the original 1998 report, provides statistics and describes the direct link between wasteful fishing practices and habitat destruction. Printed in 2004.
A Legacy Story: Protecting the Bering Sea and Bristol Bay from Offshore Oil and Gas Development chronicles the long struggle over decisions about opening Bristol Bay and the southeast Bering Sea to offshore oil and gas drilling. Since the 1970s, people dependent on the region’s rich marine resources have been undaunted in an effort to protect these waters. On December 16, 2014, President Obama announced that the region would be permanently withdrawn from consideration for oil and gas leasing. The federal government agreed that the priority should be placed on sustaining traditional ways of life and the high-value commercial fisheries in the region and that offshore drilling presented risks that were not worth taking.
The story is told from the perspective of those on the front lines – leaders in the region and the seafood industry, past governors, and former Interior Department secretaries. By documenting this story, future generations will remember the history, value the enduring effort made to permanently set Bristol Bay and the southeast Bering Sea aside from oil and gas leasing, and be supported in safeguarding the region into the future.
Faces of Climate Change is a series of three short videos in which scientists and Alaska Natives share their stories and insights into changes that are happening in Alaska’s Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean. AMCC produced these videos in collaboration with Alaska Sea Grant, Alaska Observing System, and COSEE Alaska.