This opportunity is now open
This year, Florida Sea Grant partnered with the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, the Sea Grant programs of Georgia, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism to start a Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Exchange Program. The program provides an extended training opportunity to Gulf and Caribbean-based fisheries professionals to promote greater collaboration, synergy, and knowledge sharing among organizations that manage and promote the sustainability of shared Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean fishery resources.
For 2018, the training program will emphasize resilience in fisheries and associated ecosystems. Four training topics will be offered:
- Hazard vulnerability and risk assessment
- Community-based fisheries co-management
- Data collection and analysis methods
- Learning GIS
The program, now in its seventh year has hosted participants from Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda and Trinidad and Tobago.
Who should apply? Qualified fisheries professionals in the wider Caribbean region (more information located in application)