Photo of the program’s 2013 sponsor, Mr. Randel Thompson from Saint Kitts and Nevis, West Indies.
The program is a partnership between Florida Sea Grant, Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism and the University of Florida’s Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program.
During the past 10 years, the program has supported 20 individuals from the Gulf and Caribbean regions.
The Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Professional Development Program provides distance learning courses oriented to fisheries management and policy, data analysis methods (qualitative/quantitative), and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Successful candidates will be enrolled in courses at the University of Florida that align with their professional interests. This is a four-month program that coincides each year with the spring or fall semester at the University of Florida.
At a minimum, applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree (e.g., BA or BS) or a professional degree (e.g., Juris Doctorate) from an accredited college or university.
English proficiency required.
This opportunity is not open to students.