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 conservation 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, structure and activities. We are always looking for ways to increase communication and effectiveness with the broader conservation community and appreciate feedback on how to maximize this role of the MCC, and ensure that marine species and ecosystems are being protected.
Recent letters, reports, and articles
MCC submission on proposed Mark Selective Chinook Fisheries in 2023
The MCC has submitted its feedback to DFO on the mark selective Chinook fisheries proposed…
Press Release: Fisheries minister must stop new fishery that will harm endangered Chinook salmon and killer whales
MCC Position on 2022/2023 IFMP for Pacific Herring
The MCC has submitted feedback on the 2022/2023 Integrated Fisheries Management Plan for Pacific Herring….
MCC Response to draft 2022/2023 Pacific Herring Food and Bait and Special Use Plans
On November 16, 2022, the Pacific Marine Conservation Caucus (MCC) submitted the following letter in…
Feedback on proposed Chinook Mass-Marking and Mark-Selective Fisheries
Through the Pacific Salmon Strategy Initiative (PSSI), DFO is proposing to expand mass-marking (MM) of…
DFO to expand Mass Marking and Mark Selective Fisheries
In late June, DFO released a letter and discussion paper on their proposed expansion of…
MCC submits comments to 2022/23 IFMP for BC salmon fisheries
The salmon subcommittee of the Marine Conservation Caucus has submitted its comments on the draft…
Verifiable monitoring and assessment of BC’s south coast Recreational Chinook Fisheries
On February 17, the MCC Salmon Sub-Committee of the Marine Conservation Caucus sent a letter…
Southeastern Alaska catch of BC salmon: summary and reports
Alaskan fisheries in Southeast Alaska (SEAK) intercept salmon returning to British Columbia (BC) rivers. Given the…