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Pollock Conservation Cooperative
Research Center

The PCCRC was established in February 2000 to improve knowledge about the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea through research and education, focusing on the commercial fisheries of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands.

The Center provides: (1) grants to faculty and research stipends to graduate students for research on pollock, other groundfish species, the fisheries for these species, and on marine mammals; (2) funding for marine education, technical training, and equipment; and (3) funding for research in the area of marine resource economics.

Through the end of 2012, the PCCRC has put $13 million into marine research and education at the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences and is the largest single contributor to the marine science program.

Request for Proposals

Full proposals, including cover signatures and resumes, must be submitted as a single PDF file by 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time (AST), November 27, 2013. [download PCCRC2013RFP.pdf]

Research Fellows

The PCCRC awarded two graduate student fellowships for the 2013-2014 academic year. Each fellowship covers a student stipend based upon the degree sought and candidacy status, tuition and fees, health insurance, and $2,000 in research expenses. Learn about the recipients of the Fisheries Management and Marine Research Fellowships.

Julie Nielsen

PCCRC fellow Julie Nielsen

PCCRC fellow James Strong

PCCRC fellow James Strong


PCCRC News

PCCRC Announces Availability of Funds for 2014 August 21, 2013
The Pollock Conservation Cooperative Research Center (PCC Research Center or PCCRC) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks announces an opportunity for funding of marine research in the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea.
Letters of Intent and required content must be received by 5:00 pm September 26, 2013.
Research priorities, contact and submission information is included in the announcement. [download PCCRC-2014_LOI.pdf]

Pollock fleet donations top $10 million in 10 years January 13, 2010
Fairbanks, Alaska – A group of pollock catcher-processor companies have donated more than $10 million to the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences during the last decade.

PCCRC awards $500,000 to marine, fisheries scientists April 8, 2008
The Pollock Conservation Cooperative Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has funded more than $500,000 for the study of Alaska's marine ecosystems.

Fisheries center funds $300,000 in new research projects March 27, 2007)
Fairbanks, Alaska – The Pollock Conservation Cooperative Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has awarded more than $300,000 to fisheries and marine scientists to study the health of Alaska's marine resources.

UAF names Keith Criddle to Stevens Professorship (February 24, 2006)
Fairbanks, Alaska – Alaska will soon have a new marine policy expert at the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.

Pollock fleet provides record funding (January 31, 2006)
Fairbanks, Alaska – Donations from a group of North Pacific pollock fishing companies to the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have made them the single largest private contributor in School history.

PCCRC Research Projects

Pollock Conservation Cooperative

Funding for the PCCRC is provided by the following members of the Pollock Conservation Cooperative, part of the At-sea Processors Association:

View 2007 PCC Reception Poster (revised January 2009)

The PCCRC Advisory Board

The PCCRC Advisory Board

Contact PCCRC

Michael Castellini, PCCRC Director
School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
University of Alaska Fairbanks
P.O. Box 757220
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7220

Phone: (907) 474-7210
Fax: (907) 474-7204
Email: PCCRC@sfos.uaf.edu