Pollock Conservation Cooperative Research Center
The Pollock Conservation Cooperative Research Center (PCCRC) at the UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences was formed in 2000. The Pollock Conservation Cooperative (PCC) has given nearly $20 million to the PCCRC since its inception. PCC members who have contributed to the PCCRC include American Seafoods Company, Arctic Storm, Glacier Fish Company, Starbound, and Trident Seafoods. The PCC is the single largest private contributor to the UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences and one of the top three contributors to the University of Alaska.
This long partnership between the PCC and the UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences has resulted in millions of dollars of critical peer-reviewed research on management-relevant issues, including stock assessment, fish population dynamics, factors influencing Steller sea lion abundance, ecosystem-based management, and rockfish and salmon genetics. The PCC has also funded seven Graduate Fellows in these marine science fields, four of them candidates for a Ph.D. in Fisheries.
The Pollock Conservation Cooperative, a fish harvesting cooperative, formed in December 1998 to resolve problems of overcapacity, promote conservation and enhance utilization of fishery resources.
Crowley has been supporting the University of Alaska Fairbanks since 1994. They’ve provided over 25 scholarships and contributed to the University of Alaska Museum of the North expansion project. "We are proud to contribute to the academic success of Alaskan students,” said Crowley’s Bob Cox, vice president, petroleum distribution. “Most of these bright students are dedicated to serving their state after graduation.”
Preferences for Crowley-funded UAF scholarships are given to students from Crowley-served communities throughout the state, including Anchorage, Kenai, Palmer, Wasilla, Nenana, Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Glennallen, Valdez, Fort Yukon, Galena, St. Mary's, Iliamna, Bethel, Aniak, McGrath, Hooper Bay, St. Michael, Nome, Kotzebue, Juneau, Ketchikan, Naknek, Talkeetna and Prudhoe Bay.
Since 1984, Crowley has provided scholarship funding for more than 1,000 students studying at maritime academies and other select institutions in the U.S., Alaska, Puerto Rico and Central America. In 1994, Crowley Chairman, President and CEO, Tom Crowley Jr., established the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program, in honor of his father, and has also donated more than $3 million over the years to support other educational programs.
For more information, see http://www.crowley.com/About-Us/In-Our-Communities.
Holland America Line and Princess Cruises
Holland America Line and Princess Cruises (HAP) has supported UA for over two decades. Our shared goals of workforce development and a strong, healthy economy and environment in Alaska make us ideal partners. HAP has supported the UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS) since 2008 when they donated $100,000 over four years for the support of the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program (MAP). Alaska Sea Grant’s mission of enhancing the wise use and conservation of Alaska’s marine and freshwater resources is strongly aligned with the goals of Holland America Line and Princess Cruises. MAP coastal extension agents live and work in eight coastal communities in Alaska.
HAP support has been used by MAP agents for the Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit, which has trained over 350 new entrants into Alaska’s commercial fisheries; to train naturalists offering a citizen science program tailored to cruise ship excursions in Ketchikan and Juneau and has allowed Marine Advisory extension agents to focus on the wellbeing of coastal Alaskan communities.
Joan Braddock, interim dean of UAF’s College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences commented, “We are so appreciative of the support HAP has provided for public events to welcome our new research ship, Sikuliaq, to Alaska and for our Marine Advisory Program. Their support is critical to our mission of disseminating information on marine and freshwater systems to the public across the state.”
HAP also recently gave the lead gift supporting the UA Museum of the North’s special exhibit: Arctic Odyssey: Voyages of the R/V Sikuliaq as well as supporting open house events in communities such as Ketchikan, Juneau and Seward. Our partnership holds great value for both HAP and the university.
Ralph Samuels, vice president of Government & Community Relations for Holland America Line said, “the company’s commitment to sustainability and maintaining high environmental standards is part of our core values. Our ongoing support of the Marine Advisory Program is an extension of our obligation to be responsible stewards of the oceans and seas, and we look forward to the continued education and research that will have a direct impact on Alaska’s marine systems.”