Dave Gaudet, long-time marine debris analyst and program coordinator, has been hired as the Director for the Alaska Marine Stewardship Foundation. Gaudet initially started working for the organization in 2009. Under his management, the Foundation’s marine debris cleanup program has grown into a large and successful organization which has partnered with local communities to conduct… [Continue Reading]
Applications are now available for the 2013 marine debris cleanup season! Here are the proposal form, directions, budget and the MCAF Marine Debris Handbook to help you design your project. Funding: Funding is expected to be in the ballpark of $400,000 in 2013. For 2013 there is a $70,000 project limit. Any projects that exceed… [Continue Reading]
Today the Alaska Marine Stewardship Foundation formerly Marine Conservation Alliance Foundation (MCAF) released the results of their tsunami debris monitoring program. Further monitoring efforts are underway but additional funding is necessary to conduct cleanup activities. Debris suspected to be from the tsunami was reported in Washington State in December 2011. In response, in January 2012,… [Continue Reading]
While the devastation of the Japanese tsunami touched many of our hearts, echoes of it are now washing up along our shores. The bulk of the debris is subject to currents and isn’t expected to arrive until 2013, but the lightest debris has been reported along the west coast of US and Canada. Report your… [Continue Reading]
The Marine Debris Map is the official database of Alaska cleanup efforts both past and present. Compiled by the Alaska Marine Stewardship Foundation formerly MCA Foundation into a Google Earth database, it identifies areas cleaned and surveyed with photos, volume, debris type and other statistics.
Awarded to an industry initiative that demonstrates the highest commitment to sustainability of ocean resources. Winner: The Marine Conservation Alliance (MCA) & the Alaska Marine Stewardship Foundation (under the name MCAF) was awarded the 2010 Alaska Ocean Leadership award for industry initiatives that demonstrated the highest commitment to sustainability of ocean resources.
More Information Shipwrecked in a fur seal rookery on St. Paul Island in the late 1980′s , the F.V. Ocean Clipper has become a death trap to the Northern Fur Seal pups, a fragile population that is in decline. The Alaska Marine Stewardship Foundation formerly MCA Foundation partnering with NOAA and funded by the American… [Continue Reading]
The Alaska Marine Stewardship Foundation, formerly known as the Marine Conservation Alliance Foundation, promotes the conservation and restoration of Alaska’s coastlines through marine debris cleanup and public outreach. The organization oversees one the largest private marine debris cleanup … Read More
Japanese Tsunami Debris
The status of tsunami debris in Alaska. While the devastation of the Japanese tsunami touched many of our hearts, echoes of it are now washing up along our shores. The bulk of the debris is subject to currents and isn’t expected to arrive until 2013, but the lightest debris has been reported … Read More
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Large scale cleanups in remote Alaska require a unique set of skills. While each region is different there are some common tips that apply to most areas in the state. 1. … Read More