Working together to protect the integrity of Alaska's marine ecosystems and promote thriving coastal communities.

Jamie is a fifth-generation fisherman from Dillingham, Alaska. Fishermen, pilots, and a noisy librarian raised her at the family set-net operation on Ekuk beach. She graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a degree in journalism and public communication. Then spent a year building Senator Dan Sullivan’s new front office and internship program, before returning to Bristol Bay with the salmon run. And that’s where you’ll find her, each summer for the rest of her life.
March 06, 2018

My Other Fishing Clothes: Jamie O’Connor Takes Her Story to D.C.

Our flight banked beside the National Mall on approach as the sun set orange over Washington D.C. This was my first trip back since I left my job as a Senate staffer eighteen months before. To get my nerves ready to land, I jacked some nostalgic rock into my headphones. Some of the fishermen flying . . . MORE
Community Supported Fishery Fellow
February 27, 2018

Fellowship Application Deadline Extended to March 7th and We have added another awesome partner organization.

We have extended our deadline for applications until Wednesday, March 7th! Plus, we’ve added another awesome partner organization. Join Ecotrust for the opportunity to coordinate an Anchorage-based “Know Your Fisherman” fair and support other seafood business/markets activities. This fellowship is focused on strengthening connections between seafood producers and local seafood consumers. For more information, to apply today, . . . MORE
February 13, 2018

AMCC is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Fishing Fellows Program.

AMCC is thrilled to be partnering with five incredible host organizations across coastal Alaska for our 2018-2019 Fishing Fellows Program! Check out our current list of fellowship projects here. Consider applying for one yourself or share these opportunities with a young fisherman in your life. The deadline to apply February 28, 2018!  

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