Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

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MCA Comments on Annual Catch Limits (NS1)

MCA Comments on Annual Catch Limits (NS1)

The Marine Conservation Alliance (MCA) would like to express its gratitude to the National Marine Fisheries Service for the recent Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) regarding the National Standard 1 Guidelines. We appreciate the opportunity to comment and applaud the agency for asking for input on this important and very complex matter.  Read More →


New Fishing Net Designs Tested in Flume Tanks

New Fishing Net Designs Tested in Flume Tanks

The Alaska fishing industry, with the help of environmental groups, net manufacturers, scientists, and regulators, is pioneering some of the most advanced fishing gear in the world. These advancements have substantially reduced bycatch and fishing gear impacts on habitat.  Read More →


Skate Egg HAPC Comments

Skate Egg HAPC Comments

The Marine Conservation Alliance (MCA) appreciates the opportunity to comment on Agenda Item C-2, Initial Review of Bering Sea HAPC skate egg sites.  We appreciate the efforts of Council and NMFS staff in developing the Environmental Assessment (EA) and, in particular, the recent updates to the document that have been included since the last Council meeting.  Read More →


Right Whale Comments

Right Whale Comments

The Marine Conservation Alliance (MCA) appreciates the opportunity to comment on NMFS’ intent to prepare a recovery plan for the North Pacific right whale (Eubalaena japonica). Our comments are intended to provide some insights into the possibility of fishery and North Pacific Right Whale (NPRW) interactions in the Bering Sea and to describe some of the factors that we believe will help inform the... [Read more]


Catch Share Principles – The Bering Sea Example

Catch Share Principles – The Bering Sea Example

Catch Share programs can save lives, reduce injuries, and vessel sinkings. This is just one benefit of this sustainable fisheries management model.  Read More →