Partners for Fisheries Monitoring

To strengthen Alaska Native and rural involvement in Federal subsistence fisheries management and research the Partners for Fisheries Monitoring Program was initiated in 2003. The Partners Program provides support and funding for fishery biologist, social scientist, and educator positions within tribal or rural organizations throughout Alaska for up to four years. The program biologists, social scientist, and educators conduct fisheries research and implement rural internship programs in support of the Fisheries Resource Monitoring Program. The program has fostered more than 100 partnerships among local, tribal, State, Federal and academic organizations. The program has mentored over 80 college and 200 high school students from rural communities.  

The next opportunity for funding is scheduled to be announced in the fall of 2014.

In 2010, the Partners Program funded six positions, four full-time and two part-time, within the following organizations:

  • Tanana Chiefs Conference, Fairbanks – 1 full-time fishery biologist
  • Kuskokwim Native Association, Aniak – 1 full-time fishery biologist, 1 part-time educator
  • Orutsararmiut Native Council, Bethel – 1 part-time fishery resource specialist
  • Native Village of Eyak, Cordova – 1 full-time fishery biologist
  • Bristol Bay Native Association, Dillingham – 1 full-time fishery resource specialist, 1 part-time educator (vacant)

Applying for Funding -
Notice of Availability of Federal Assistance 2012

Additional Federal assistance forms:

For more information on the Partners for Fisheries Monitoring Program, contact: Palma Ingles (907) 786-3870 or by e-mail,