The Fisheries Collaborative Program (FCP) is an umbrella for research, outreach, and education collaborations between UCSC and the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center

We work on issues related to fisheries sustainability and management, climate change, and conservation of coastal freshwater and marine ecosystems. 

Our research addresses issues of pressing importance for the health and sustainability of coastal ecosystems and the people who rely on them. Engaging with diverse audiences is critical to solving real-world problems; thus, we work closely with partners such as the Seymour Marine Discovery Center to engage with the broader public. We provide education and training opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers. We seek to build diversity, equity, and inclusion through all aspects of our research, outreach, and education programs.

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.”

More information can be found at

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

Contact Us


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