Four $1,000 scholarships are available through the Oregon Student Access Commission (OSAC) for fishing and processing/first purchaser families to assist students pursuing a post-secondary education. Students may apply annually through the OSAC website (www.oregonstudentaid.gov) Applications are available each year in the fall and may be submitted November through March 1.
Qualifications for fishing families: Oregon commercially licensed albacore tuna landing permit holder, their captains, and their children and/or dependents who have paid assessment to the OAC within the past year.
Qualifications for processing/first purchaser families: processors, employees and their children and/or dependents where the business has purchased Oregon Albacore tuna and paid assessments to the OAC within the past year.
The OAC has contracted with a videographer to produce two videos (3 minutes and 10 minutes) for educational and promotional purposes. These can be viewed under Meet the Fishermen
The OAC brochure tells the story of the albacore fishery and our fishing families, as well as explaining our sustainable fishing practices, and available market forms. If you wish copies, please contact the OAC.
Oregon’s Ocean Fisheries: A Conservation Story
The Oregon Coastal Zone Management Association, in conjunction with Oregon’s four seafood commissions (Oregon Albacore Commission, Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission, Oregon Salmon Commission and Oregon Trawl Commission) produced this fisheries film http://oczma.org/videos.php
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
– Charleston Marine Life Center – An albacore display is part of the fisheries gallery where visitors can see the coming and goings of fishing vessels as they unload and sort their catch. Interpretive panels explain the various local commercial fisheries that are harvested by hard-working fishermen, as well as the kinds of gear used.