The Alaska Research Consortium (ARC) is a 501(c)(3) community/industry organization that advocates for sustainable fisheries, marine science and the blue economy in the North Pacific. ARC engages with a wide range of stakeholders whose aim is long-term economic opportunities through a sustainable seafood industry. This, in turn, supports Alaska’s economy and its coastal communities.
In 2016, the seafood industry and community members formed the Alaska Research Consortium (ARC) in response to the potential closure of the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center (KSMSC), operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
To date, ARC has:
Board of directors
Tom Lance, President, resource consultant
Michael Kohan, Vice President, Sitka Salmon Shares
Susan Saupe, Secretary/Treasurer, Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council
Cynthia Berns, Old Harbor Native Corporation
Duncan Fields, attorney, fisherman
Matt Moir, North Pacific Seafoods
Jeff Stephan, fisheries advocate
Jay Stinson, fisherman
James Turner, OBI Seafoods
Norm Van Vactor, former CEO Bristol Bay Economic Development Corp
Melissa Good/Quentin Fong, ex-officio, Alaska Sea Grant
Paula Cullenberg, Executive Director
We welcome New members, please contact us.
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Alaska Research Consortium
Kodiak, AK 99615