The Fisheries Collaborative Program (FCP) at UC Santa Cruz is dedicated to advancing the science of fisheries ecology, fisheries resource management, and environmental research as related to marine and freshwater species and their habitats.

A part of the Institute of Marine Sciences, FCP fosters collaborations between faculty, researchers, and graduate students at UC Santa Cruz and scientists at the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center. Through fieldwork, laboratory experiments, and computational modeling, FCP conducts comprehensive studies with global impact on the conservation of threatened and endangered species, domestic and international fisheries management, and the understanding of climate change effects on marine and freshwater ecosystems. FCP is co-located with the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center on the UCSC Coastal Science Campus, with satellite research groups located in Monterey and La Jolla, CA.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

FCP is committed to upholding the UC Santa Cruz Science Division’s mission of diversity, equity, and inclusion:

“Diversity of personal experiences, culture, and perspectives drives the innovation and creativity needed to meet the most pressing challenges at the frontier of scientific research and education. To this end, the Science Division of UCSC promotes social justice and equity across intersections of race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, faith, abilities/disabilities, age, socioeconomic background, ancestry, national origin, and all other identities. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity, collaboration, and mutual respect and to empowering members of our community with the ability to contribute to meeting our shared goals.”

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FCP also promotes the UCSC Principles of Community.

Featured Paper:

Equity in science: advocating for a triple-blind review system, by lead author Stephanie Brodie, Ph.D., Assistant Project Scientist, Fisheries Collaborative Program.


Eric Palkovacs
Eric Palkovacs, Ph.D.
Director of the Fisheries Collaborative Program
Associate Director of Research Initiatives in the Institute of Marine
Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Dan Costa
Dan Costa, Ph.D.
Director of the Institute for Marine Sciences
Distinguished Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

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Fisheries Collaborative Program
Mailstop: NMFS
110 McAllister Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95060