PCCRC Offers $500,000 for Research Projects

The Pollock Conservation Cooperative Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking letters of intent through Sept. 26 for 2017 research projects seeking a portion of the $500,000 available to fund those studies.

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

Through the end of 2014, the PCCRC put over $20 million into marine research and education at the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.

The center provides grants to faculty and research stipends to graduate students for research on pollock, other groundfish, fisheries for these species, and on marine mammals, plus funds for marine education, technical training, and equipment, and for research in the area of marine resource economics.

Details on how to apply for funds and other relevant information on letters of intent for projects can be found online at http://www.npfmc.org/wp-content/PDFdocuments/MISC/PCCRC%202017%20request%20for%20LOI.pdf