Pacific Marine Conservation Caucus

We’re a community

The marine conservation community of British Columbia has another way to have its voice heard—the Marine Conservation Caucus (MCC).

We’re scientists and collaborators

Comprised of nine core environmental groups, the MCC is an officially recognized stakeholder in consultations with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. While the MCC does not replace the activities of any conservation group, it does provide unique opportunities for the NGO sector to work together, share information and voice its concerns at official consultation tables.

Find out more about us

This website provides an overview of the MCC’s background, mandate and structure as well as its activities. We are looking for ways to increase outreach and communication with the broader conservation community and would appreciate feedback from you on how to maximize the effectiveness of the MCC and ensure that marine ecosystems are being protected.

Recent posts

March 11, 2019
The MCC has produced a discussion paper titled: Incorporating Fisheries Related Incidental Mortality (FRIM) of Fraser River Spring/Summer 42/52 Chinook in the Estimation of Total Mortalities in Marine Recreational Fisheries (DFO Management Areas 18,19,20,29,121,123). The intent of this discussion paper … Read more →
March 1, 2019
The draft Northern and Southern Integrated Fisheries Management Plans for Salmon in BC have been released. Comments are due by April 8. DRAFT Southern Salmon IFMP 19-20 – February 2019 DRAFT Northern Salmon IFMP 19-20 – February 2019
January 6, 2019
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) released its Surveillance Audit Final Report in December 2018 on British Columbia pink, chum and sockeye fisheries. The report covers the clients progress on conditions laid out in the original re-assessment in 2016. BC Salmon. … Read more →
December 15, 2018
DFO has released its Preliminary 2019 Salmon Outlook. The Outlook provides information on the forecasted stock status for 2019 across BC’s coast and for all species of Pacific Salmon (pink, chum, sockeye, coho and Chinook). The outlook is considered preliminary … Read more →
December 3, 2018
Comments due by January 8, 2019 The Groundfish Management Unit has prepared a draft Pacific Region Groundfish Integrated Fisheries Management Plan (IFMP) for the 2019/20 fishing season. We invite your input to this draft IFMP. The updated draft IFMP has … Read more →
December 3, 2018
COSEWIC released it most recent wildlife Species Assessment today. The assessment covers south coast Chinook including Fraser River, Thompson River, Vancouver Island and Southern Mainland populations. Eight populations of Chinook were listed as endangered, four populations were listed as threatened, … Read more →
November 29, 2018
Subject: Support for listing Thompson & Chilcotin River steelhead under Canada’s Species at Risk Act. Released: November 29, 2018 To: Species at Risk Program, Pacific Region On November 29th, 2018, the MCC Salmon Committee provided support for listing Thompson & Chilcotin … Read more →
November 21, 2018
Statement of PSF President and CEO Dr. Brian Riddell Regarding Fall Economic Update, New Wild Salmon Investments Wild salmon and those of us who care deeply about them got some great news in federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s Fall Economic … Read more →
November 12, 2018
Desperate efforts to save the whales – and the Chinook salmon on which they depend – risk fishing communities losing a way of life. The Guardian, 12 November 2018 Days before the start of the summer fishing season, when guides … Read more →
November 3, 2018
The Canadian Press November 2, 2018 Story from the Times Colonist VANCOUVER — The federal government has declined to issue an emergency order under the Species at Risk Act that would further protect the endangered killer whales off British Columbia’s … Read more →
October 31, 2018
The National Post, October 31, 2018 VANCOUVER — The federal government wants to create new ocean sanctuaries in British Columbia as part of an additional $61.5 million it is spending to protect endangered killer whales. Fisheries and Oceans Minister Jonathan Wilkinson … Read more →
October 14, 2018
Original story in the Globe and Mail, October 14 Available online here. Rick Collins/The Globe and Mail Senior public servants in the Department of Fisheries and Oceans are worried the department has lost the ability to keep track of salmon … Read more →