We are fishermen. ANCSA corporations, village councils, boroughs and cities, community associations, individuals. We are your neighbors. The Gulf of Alaska's small coastal fisheries-dependent communities are facing their greatest challenges.
To address these challenges you should
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WHAT IS GOA?
The Gulf of Alaska is a BIG arc, with its communities occupying a narrow strip of coastline and islands extending from the Dixon Entrance to the southeastern coast of the Aleutian Islands.
The Gulf of Alaska is estimated to be 12.5% of the total U.S. continental shelf.
WHERE WE HAVE BEEN
Alaska's coastal communities have historically been marine-dependent.
Things are not much different now. The economic survival of the Gulf of Alaska's communities is dependent on the quality of access to marine resources.
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 affect.
The GOAC3 exist 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.
We exist because the founding members knew it was something that had to be done right now.
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WHAT WE ARE ABOUT