Kodiak Fisheries Research Center

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About our Facility

Welcome to the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center (KFRC), Kodiak Island Borough’s 45,937 square foot multi-agency laboratory and office building.

Research Center

This state-of-the-art facility is unique because it brings together primary fisheries research agencies under one roof. These are:

A separate six-unit dormitory building accommodates visiting scientists and students and three conference rooms offer contemporary meeting space to tenants and the general public.


The concept for the $20 million dollar project was spurred forward after the disastrous Exxon-Valdez Oil Spill (EVOS) of 1989 and the building was completed in 1998, funded in part by EVOS criminal, state, and federal settlements.

Kodiak’s ecosystem is abundant in scenic beauty, marine habitat, commercial fishing resources, and research opportunities. Our goal is to enrich each visitor’s knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world.

The KFRC is committed to the preservation, enhancement, and management of the North Pacific marine ecosystem and its resources.

Mission Statement

To enrich public knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the rich and diverse ecosystems of the Kodiak Island Archipelago by providing an educational and interactive overview of the wildlife, marine life, commercial fishing resources, and fisheries research programs on the island.