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.
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