Support the future leaders in fisheries science and conservation through the Fisheries Opportunity Fund! 

The Fisheries Opportunity Fund (FOF) provides financial support to students conducting fisheries-related research and/or who are taking professional development opportunities with the Fisheries Collaborative Program (FCP). Gifts made to the FOF help remove financial barriers to student success by supporting:

  • Paid FCP internships for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Research supplies for fieldwork and lab work
  • Professional development opportunities (e.g. technical training courses)
  • Travel costs (e.g. travel to field sites and scientific conferences)

FCP is a collaboration of UCSC faculty, researchers, and students and scientists from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS/NOAA). Our mission is to advance the science of fisheries ecology for sustainable resource management. FCP is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the next generation of fisheries science professionals.

The Fisheries Opportunity Fund is made possible by Giving Day donors and year-round donations.

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Meet the Fisheries Opportunity Fund Recipients: