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A New Strong Voice
with a
Very Old Mission

2702 Denali St., Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99503

Protecting Fisheries
Access to Small GOA
Coastal Communities

 (907) 561-7633
goaccc@alaska.net

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About GOAC3



The Gulf of Alaska Coastal Community Coalition are fishermen; ANCSA corporations; village councils; boroughs; cities; and, community associations that share a common concern for the recovery of the strong and stable fisheries based culture and economy of the Gulf of Alaska's small coastal fisheries-dependent communities.

There has been a dramatic erosion of ability for communities to make their living from the sea. This erosion has occurred for a variety of reasons including environmental, political, legal and biological changes which have had an enormous negative cumulative effect.

The GOAC3 exists because too many marine/fisheries decisions are made without consideration of socio-economic impacts and without adequate consultation with communities.

We exist because someone needs to be looking at the "big picture" with consideration of the impacts of individual and collective actions.

WHAT WE ARE ABOUT

  • Protecting existing fisheries access to small GOA coastal communities
  • Seeking to mitigate or reverse negative impacts of previous regulatory actions
  • Monitoring and mitigating new regulatory actions
  • Seeking to create new fisheries and fisheries-related economic opportunities
  • Participating in viable conservation methods
  • Informing and Educating
  • Creating bridges and consensus
  • Being "at the table!"
  • Keeping our communities viable

WHERE WE ARE GOING

  • Community ownership of marine resources access rights
  • Stronger coalitions among all fisheries groups
  • Coalitions with fisheries-dependent communities around the country and Canada
  • Stronger representation for GOA fisheries dependent communities at all levels of decision making
  • Greater commitment to our communities, our futures, our children's futures and each other
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