Sustainability flows from good science.

That’s why MCA often funds original research to look into the most important questions facing North Pacific fishing. We hire professional researchers, academics, and renowned experts to ensure rational policies are developed to address marine conservation matters.

Take a look at some of our recent projects:

  • Pacific halibut: Will the halibut stock recover, and when? MCA is funding research to look into incoming year classes of halibut and help to project future abundance better than we do now.
  • Bering Sea canyons: Are canyons unique habitats in the Bering Sea? MCA is funding research on deep sea coral in the Bering Sea in order to determine whether important coral habitats exist there.