Training Managers for 21st Century Fisheries
Overview of Current Training Programs and Courses for Fisheries Managers
(last update 12/19/01)

Academic programs in Fisheries - index 
(*= noteworthy program, notes on each program are taken from website, 
notes in red are additional comments by L. Jodice


Significant examples
These examples have been chosen to illustrate unique characteristics of programs in fisheries science and managment and to further help you understand the range of programs available and those with specific interesting features. Notes about unique features are included in ( ) below.

  • Florida State University, Graduate Degree in Biological Science with an Emphasis in Fishery Ecology - (although this program is primarily fisheries science, with one policy course, they have a tight link between NMFS and FSU scientists and the program was developed in association with the FSU/NMFS Institute for Fishery Resource Ecology)
  • Oregon State University - has MS in Marine Resource Management, Fisheries and Wildlife, Agricultural and Resource Economics, all of which have fisheries management related programs (variety of programs which allow for breadth or depth; this example is here because we know the strengths and weaknesses; we may not be taking full advantage of our potential for fisheries management training; MRM is unique interdisciplinary program with foundation in oceanography and established concentraion in marine fisheries management where focus is on breadth rather than depth)
  • University of Alaska, School of Fisheries and Ocean Science - MS/PhD in Fisheries Science, emphasis on training for marine industries and public agencies, but this is primarily fisheries science (heavy quantitative/science focus; state with a strong/large commercial fishing industry; ties with industry, government, NGOs, and international)
  • University of Florida, College of Natural Resources and Environment - MS/PhD in Interdisciplinary Ecology (mission, high flexibility, breadth, leadership emphasis)
  • University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forest Resources - MS/PhD in Fisheries and Aquaculture (example of what happens when fisheries is in Forestry)
  • University of Maine, School of Marine Science - MS in Marine Policy (program based in oceanographic/marine science discipline, use of research clusters, including Fisheries Science, allows for Marine Policy with fisheries focus)
  • University of Washington, College of Oceanic and Fishery Sciences - includes School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences (depth in science), and School of Marine Affairs (depth in policy), which are two very strong programs. (Had a Fisheries Management parallel masters in SAFS and SMA, but this has been discontinued, why?)
  • Utah State University,  College of Natural Resources, - MS/PhD in Fishery Biology can be combinec with Natural Resource and Environmental Policy certificate (mission, certificate program)
  • University College Cork, Ireland Department of Zoology, Fisheries Management, Development and Conservation - MSc postgraduate degree or diploma (One of the few titled "Fisheries Management", geared toward professional development, includes food business management)
  • Univ. of Portsmouth, CEMARE  - Fisheries planning and development - MSc and Postgrad. diploma; Fisheries Economics Msc (example of program training specialists, and specialists with some breadth)
  • *Norwegian College of Fishery Science, Master of Science in International Fisheries Management (in english) -  focused on training students from developing nations under the  English Taught Quota Program and  NORAD - Norwegian Agency For Development Cooperation. (very unique program with a specific training intent - fisheries development in developing nations,  worthy of a close review because it is aimed at developing nations, but a similar concept could occur for developed nations; goal also may be future partnerships with developing nations; globalization of fisheries industry)
  • Dalhousie University, Marine Affairs ProgramMaster of Marine Management is a one-year, professional, non-thesis and interdisciplinary degree, international program - concentration in Fisheries Management and Policy (professional program, international, see core courses which include communications management - re: stakeholders; many of the courses provide syllabus; info. on govt., industry, NGO, international partners)
  • *Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada - Master of Marine Studies, Fisheries Resource Management (purposely designed to provide depth in management for specialists moving toward management - they understand the specialist/generalist choice; see qualifications/prerequisites; see course list)
  • Tokyo University of Fisheries - Masters and PhD in Fisheries Resource Management; "Japan's first national and exclusive fisheries university established in 1897 (History, mission structure/organization)  
  • Australian Maritime College - Marine Resource Mangement (New program, attempts to imitate MBA and undergrad. Business Administration model; high flexibility for working students)

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  • *Auburn University Department of Fisheries & Allied Aquacultures - "recognized by peer institutions as a premier U. S. warmwater fisheries program"
    • Undergrad:  
      • Aquatic Resource Management - For students interested in assessment and management of the flora and fauna of aquatic environments. Course offerings include: Limnology, Ichthyology, Management of Small Impoundments, Fisheries Biology and Management, Genetics, Marine Ecology, Wetland Biology and Population Ecology; 
      • Fisheries Management - For students interested in the management of fish populations in reservoirs, rivers and streams to improve recreational fishing. Course offerings include: Management of Small Impoundments, Genetics, Conservation Biology, Hatchery Management, and Fisheries Biology and Management.  - primarily freshwater
    • Graduate - MS and PhD in Fisheries Science, with Fisheries Management as a research emphasis; Courses related to the socio-economic aspects of aquaculture and fisheries are offered by the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology (but there are no apparent courses with a specific fisheries focus). Course work may also be taken for credit at Dauphin Island Sea Lab or the Gulf Coast Research Lab. There is a Fisheries Management and Ecology Research Group - this appears to be primarily applied science.
    • Also offer training programs in aquaculture and water quality - Auburn University, International Center for Aquaculture and Aquatic Environments
  • CalPoly   
    • College of Agriculture - Agribusiness in the 21st century - undergrad Agrobusiness degree; Preparation for careers in the management of firms that are part of the world's food system, emphasizing support functions such as marketing, finance, and domestic and international policy.
    • Agricultural Systems Management - also undergrad., Training which emphasizes technology and management as a system, with concentrations in plant/livestock production, food/fiber processing, water/irrigation, and manufacturing.
    • Marine Biology and Fisheries Concentration - undergrad. program, fits American Fisheries certification standards but says it prepares students for work in Fisheries Management 
  • Cornell University 
    • Department of Natural Resources - 
      • undergraduate major: offers Applied Ecology, Environmental Studies and Resource Mangement and Policy concentrations
      • graduate - Masters of Science (MS) and Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD); also Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) - designed for individuals who have already embarked on a professional career and desire to upgrade their skills and knowledge. The focus of the MPS is on course work rather than research, although an independent project is required. MPS students must complete 30 semester hours of course work. Most students complete the MPS degree in one year. (There are really no students in the MPS program)  
      • Historically, the Coldwater Fishery Research Program (CFRP) focused on waters in the Adirondack Region of New York. This focus has now been expanded to include all waters of New York State and more broadly coldwater fisheries in North America.
      • NR course listing includes some fisheries management courses; marine related courses available through the Shoals marine lab.
    • *Graduate minor in Conservation and Sustainable Development - an integrated problem solving experience is required. (administered by graduate school) 
  • Colorado State University, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology - offers focus on fishery management, but not much info available; undergrad and graduate
  • **Florida State University-NMFS Institute for Fishery Resource Ecology - unique partnership between Florida State University and The National Marine Fisheries Service
  • *Humboldt State University College of Natural Resources and Sciences
  • Ohio State University School of Natural Resources - MS degree with concentrations in Fisheries Management and Aquaculture or Natural Resource and Environmental Policy, as well as others...not much information
  • **Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon - OSU has a variety of marine and fisheries resource management related programs spread throughout campus:
  • Texas A&M Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences  - M/Agr., MS, or Phd possible
    • primarily fisheries science but see Human Dimensions of Fisheries Research Lab -  specializes in social research on recreational fisheries. Problem solving research projects are completed for state and federal agencies in support of their resource management responsibilities (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, National Marine Fisheries Service, Minerals Management Service among others) as well as for NGOs interested in fisheries conservation (the International Billfish Research and Conservation Foundation, Game Conservation International, Costa Rica Ecology Watch, and the Sport Fishing Institute among others). Recent studies have investigated use patterns and preferences of TPWD offshore artificial reef users, clientele of urban fishing programs, support for proposed changes in saltwater and freshwater fishing regulations, and the social and economic benefits associated with recreational fisheries in support of re-allocation decisions. Human dimensions research projects have been completed for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department annually since 1986.  (this lab currently has 3 graduate students)
  • **University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Science  - A major responsibility of the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences is training professionals and technicians, needed by (1) marine industries that use Alaska's rich resources, and (2) public agencies charged with conserving those resources. We have a high faculty-to-student ratio, conducive to preparing excellent researchers and managers (14 professors supervise about 50 graduate students and advise fewer than 50 undergraduate fisheries majors). More than half the graduates stay in Alaska and work for private companies and public agencies. Many students work as professional interns for agencies during their course of study.
  • University of Arizona College of Agriculture
    • School of Renewable Natural Resources - model for repackaging natural resources curriculum?
      •  Wildlife and Fisheries to find Fisheries Science graduate degree - while this is primarily fisheries science, opportunities are present for interdisciplinary study. "Fisheries/watershed hydrology, aquatic toxicology and natural resource policy and planning are promising areas of specialization that make students more attractive for employment and enable them to qualify for federal registers."
      • *Renewable Natural Resources - Graduate degree; Programs of study are designed for each student in consultation with a major professor and an advisory committee. Each student admitted should already have academic training in one of the resource disciplines within the School or a related area. The program of study builds on this existing expertise and is tailored to the educational and career goals of the student. A major feature of the program is the identification of renewable natural resources as the major field of study, requiring a breadth of courses selected from two or more resource disciplines. Opportunities are particularly attractive for interdisciplinary research addressing the interactions of technical, economic and social factors affecting natural resource policy, administration, planning and management - research focuses on range and desert.
  • University of Delaware Graduate College of Marine Studies
    • *Marine Policy - Master of Marine Policy (professional program) or PhD - examines the economic, legal, political, and social aspects of the world ocean, the seabed, and the coastal zone. Students and faculty in the program analyze public issues regarding the law of the sea, ports and shipping, marine minerals, ocean and coastal zone management, fisheries, naval affairs, marine biotechnology, and the global environment, frequently making recommendations for policy at the regional, national, and international level. - includes course in Applied Policy Analysis (cross listed under Economics); (much of this degree focuses on policy analysis, law, and economics.); Note from Director, Lee Anderson, "While housed in a marine resource policy institution, the course of study for those who choose to do fisheries economics or fisheries management, especially at the Ph.D. level, is very similar to other traditional programs."

  • *University of Florida , College of Natural Resources and Environment - The mission of the college is to develop leaders with essential knowledge, mental discipline, continuing individual growth, and integrated thinking about natural and social systems, able to face challenges in natural resources and the environment with imagination and ingenuity. (see History for background on program development and for literature on designing ES undergrad. programs)
    • *Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Interdisciplinary Ecology - promote interdisciplinary thinking in natural resources and the environment by combining (1) coursework in the basic and applied science of ecology and the social, political, and economic sciences with (2) competence in a recognized discipline in one of these fields of study; student is hosted in one of 48 participating departments;  270 faculty members affiliated with the College of Natural Resources and Environment. The cross-departmental composition of the student's Supervisory Committee and of the curriculum empower the student to take an unusually broad, challenging program of study. The curriculum (see how courses are organized on elective list - eg. provides a list of Leadership development courses  Presumably students in Natural Resources and Environment could develop their program to include marine fisheries, given the flexibility of the Natural Resources program through Dept. of Fisheries and Aquatic Science...and there are 9 affiliated faculty from Fisheries participating in the College of Natural Resources and Environment program.
    • Dept. of Fisheries and Aquatic Science in College of Agriculture does offer a MS or PhD; or MFAS (non-thesis);  concentration in marine fisheries science or  Aquaculture or limnology and freshwater fisheries..  
  • **University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forest Resources  - (the forestry program is highlighted as an example on the Other Academic Resource Management Programs)
    • Graduate Program - The School emphasizes the development of scientists and professional resource managers capable of leadership in the identification, analysis, and solution of resource-related problems through understanding and application of biological, economic, social, and analytical principles.
      • Fisheries and Aquaculture - Students can pursue specialized training at the MS or PhD levels.  Areas of concentration include fish ecology, fisheries management, population dynamics, aquaculture, fish physiology, and aquatic toxicology. (not much additional information)
  • **University of Maine - Marine Sciences
    • Marine Policy MS degree - offers focus on marine fisheries management or coastal zone management; program leader Jim Wilson specializes in fisheries economics and policy.  Within marine science, there are research clusters, and fisheries science is a research cluster, but there is also flexibility to form your own research cluster.
  • *University of Maryland - Marine Estuarine and Environmental Sciences
    • specialization in fisheries science (see "Fisheries Management" on this page) - "The multidisciplinary nature of fisheries science requires broad training in areas that may include ecology, oceanography, aquaculture, economics, mathematics, seafood technology, pathology and diseases, and management science."; MS or PHD; coursework can focus on ecology, management or aquaculture. (this program defines fisheries science in a manner closer to how we might define management...but the program seems to be applied science with some economics)
  • University of Massachusetts, College of Food and Natural Resources - graduate program (MS, PhD, Professional MS) in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation - Fisheries research focuses on marine, estuarine, and inland resources and specifically on population dynamics, relationship of ecosystem structure and production, the effect of organic and inorganic contamination on aquatic ecosystem function, and anadromous fish behavior, ecology and physiology. Human dimensions research focuses on sociocultural values of fish and wildlife resources, economic resource evaluation, application of administrative and policy sciences to issues of fish and wildlife allocation and management, and analytical and assessment techniques in research.
  • University of Miami RSMAS
    • Marine Biology and Fisheries - programs leading to the M.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees and a Certificate Program in special fields. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in biological sciences including a strong foundation in physical sciences (chemistry, physics, calculus) and basic biological sciences....appears to be no direct interdisciplinary link with Marine Affairs and Policy.
    • Marine Affairs and Policy - (MA degree) a broad curriculum that links core areas of Marine Affairs (natural resource economics, political ecology and marine anthropology, underwater archaeology, ocean and coastal law and policy) with the marine sciences. All courses and electives are taken from within RSMAS = marine affairs/policy courses and oceanogaphy courses.  Marine Affairs courses include one course in Fisheries Socioeconomics and Management.
  • University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
    • School of Natural Resources
      • Fisheries and Wildlife Science - MS and PhD..."prepare students for professional careers with state and federal agencies, private conservation organizations, consulting firms, or academic institutions.  Graduate research may be directed toward the solution of problems faced by the practicing resource manager or may consist of fundamental investigations basic to such problems."
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Vermont School of Natural Resources
    • Wildlife and Fisheries Biology (masters) includes some coursework in policy/management, but is essentially a standard Fish and Wildlife science degree unless enchanced by one of the specializations below?....
    • *Master of Science in Natural Resource Planning - interdisciplinary focus for those seeking synergism between ecological concerns and economic health;  emphasizes multidisciplinary problem-solving, management, and ecology -- the biological sciences, social sciences, law, policy, business, and economics. Course work is combined with opportunities for hands-on experience in applying theories and techniques to local, state, and regional questions ; A core course required of most first-year students introduces them to theories of planning, management, and decision making. The course includes a laboratory which is experientially-oriented and focuses on specific case studies. Students working as members of an integrated resource team analyze and assess an area's "sense of place" and explore its ecological values and capacities; 30-36 course credits plus thesis or research project
      • within each it is possible to specialize - options include: 
        •  Ecosystems Ecology & Management - study of natural resources and the environment from an ecosystem perspective; 
        • Human Dimensions and the Environment  - Understanding the complexity of natural resource problems and how humans respond to them requires knowledge of human behavior, institutions, and roles relative to these problems; 
        • Ecological Planning - aimed at professionals pursuing careers in environmental conservation.  Planning for conservation and preservation of natural areas, reserves, protected ecosystems, and the more natural components of our human influenced landscapes, requires special understanding of both ecological systems and social systems at various scales.  To provide both the intellectual and the field experience neccessary to achieve this understanding, this concentration is dominated by required field courses in the early part of the program followed by planning, research, and integration coursework.  In addition, skills in field measurements, speaking, writing, team work and problem solving are key components of this curriculum.)- as well as some others...(primarily land use planning)
    • PhD Natural Resources - 
  • **University of Washington, College of Oceanic and Fishery Sciences

UK only


  • GÖTEBORG UNIVERSITY - Bachelor's programme in Biology, 120 points, with specialisation in fishery sciences and management
  • **University of Tromsø, Norwegian College of Fishery Science (not english)
    • Norwegian College of Fishery Science (in english) - . In 1988 NFH became a permanent part of the university. NFH has been allocated special responsibility for fisheries and aquaculture research in Norway and is responsible for educating future candidates for employment in fisheries management and industry. There are 6 departments at the college: Marine biochemistry, Aquatic biology, Fisheries technology, Resources biology, Fisheries economics and Fisheries organisation.
      • Master of Science in International Fisheries Management (in english) - This program is offered at the . The duration is two years, and the program culminates in the degree of M.Sc. in International Fisheries Management. 
        • The program aims at recruiting students under the English Taught Quota Program (This scholarship-program allows students from developing countries and Eastern European countries to enrol in a Master degree program in Norway. The aim of the programme is to provide these countries with better access to higher education) as well as students sponsored by NORAD (Norwegian Agency For Development Cooperation). Since 1994 the Norwegian universities have been able to apply to the central authorities to be granted quotas (a certain number of student places) for study programmes which are specially designed for applicants from certain countries (developing countries and some Eastern European countries). Students from these countries are eligible for financial support from The State Educational Loan Fund (Statens lånekasse) when granted a place on such a programme. Financial support in the form of a loan is given, which is then transformed into a pure grant upon the students' return to their home country at the end of the programme. In 1997 the University of Tromsø decided that the NFH would be given two academic posts in order to start a programme within fisheries management within the confines of this quota system. 
        • The main aim of the program is to provide an interdisciplinary education with a practical aim. The program combines primarily economics and biology, with other courses in technology, principles of organization, and law. Students must complete a dissertation on a topic related to their home country. The program is teaching intensive, with a larger emphasis on course work than the individual research project. The aim of the program is to qualify students for jobs in fisheries management, private organizations or public administrations at the regional, national or international level. - see courses
  • *Wageningen University and Research Center - offers MSc and PhD in variety of unique natural resource programs - Profile: "Wageningen UR, short for Wageningen University and Research Centre, is a unique alliance between a university and market-oriented research institutes. Wageningen UR is a knowledge centre that combines fundamental and applied research with innovative education in the areas of food, agrotechnology, production systems, nature and the environment. About 6000 professionals are committed to the translation of technological knowledge into study programmes and practical applications. The research and education activities of Wageningen UR focus on ensuring reliable supplies of safe, high-quality food while maintaining the biodiversity of natural habitats and conserving natural resources."
    • MSc in Agricultural Economics and Management - also see program guide which includes courses (this program is an ag. economics program and does not appear to be linked to fisheries, however, specializations include: 
      • Facility Management -  Graduates will be excellently equipped to take up positions as facility managers in large private companies.
      • Marketing and Consumer Behaviour - intended to develop analytical skills to solve agricultural, marketing and management problems; making decisions about marketing food and agricultural products;  good preparation for a career in agribusiness and public administration concerned with agricultural marketing.
    • *MSc in Aquaculture , Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences, Holland - Fish Culture and Fisheries Group - Problems of managing natural resources are growing in magnitude and complexity as exploitation rates increase. This MSc programme is coordinated by the group of Fish Culture and Fisheries. The teaching, research and development, and advisory tasks of this group focus on the development, management and exploitation of aquatic resources. - offers animal level and system level specializations; system level is fisheries management. - also see 2002 program information
    • *Wageningen School of Management for the Food Industry and Agribusiness - offers an MBA; post management grad. courses, and customized course; 
    •  Associated Research institutes: 
      • The Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences, Holland - Fish Culture and Fisheries Group - "The Group aims to supply skilled and well trained experts who can develop, manage and exploit aquatic resources. To do this, it engages in research, teaching and training and other ways of transfering knowledge. Within the field of aquatic resource management, the Group focuses its activities on aquaculture and fisheries management." - [primarily fish culture]
      • *RIVO (Netherlands Institute for Fisheries Research) undertakes fundamental and applied research on the entire fish production: from fish to dish. The field of work extends from the sea, the inshore and inland waters, auctions, fish farms and processing industry to the retail outlets and consumers. An important part of the work is directed towards finding the proper alliance between economic considerations of the fishing industry and social responsibility towards the environment. The research supports policy-making of both government and fishing industry as well as developing responsible utilisation of the ecosystem. Responsible utilisation of the ecosystem ensures an ecologically sustainable and competitive fishing industry.
    • For continuing ed., 
      • Foundation for Postgraduate Continuing Education (PHLO), which includes the International Training Centre, was established in 1972; largest centre for postgraduate continuing education at Wageningen University and Research Centre; 30 short courses a year, ranging from applied statistics and water resources management to animal nutrition and agricultural policy.
      • *International Agricultural Centre (IAC) undertakes a wide range of training activities in the Netherlands and in countries around the world; include a comprehensive programme of regular courses in Wageningen, tailor-made courses, individual study programmes, and refresher courses; focus on rural development and natural resources management, designed for mid-career professionals occupying key positions in public or private organisations. 
  • University of the Azores, Department of Oceanography & Fisheries,  Portugal- DOP-UAç - this is a marine lab which provides some lectures in fisheries (Population dynamics and assessment of marine resources; Fishing techniques) and supports research of graduate student, primarily in marine biology; future MSc in Marine Biological Sciences is planned.


East coast

  • **Dalhousie University, Marine Affairs Program
    • Master of Marine Management is a one-year, professional, non-thesis and interdisciplinary degree program offering required classes in the marine and social sciences as well as a choice of electives from approved marine-related classes - concentrations include:
      • Fisheries Management and Policy - multidisciplinary and very flexible; coursework could include courses from many other depts and include: Fisheries Law, Invertebrate Fisheries and Aquaculture; Marine Resources and Ocean Industry (in Business); From Disaster Relief to Sustainable Development (Economics); Fisheries of Atlantic Canada: Society and Ecology in Historical Perspective (History); Fisheries Oceanography; Politics of the Sea; Management of Sustainable Development (Public Admin.); Fisheries Management and Development;  See course on Community based co-management ; also see Communications Management core requirement- also have a link with Nova Scotia Agriculutural College which has a MS program in Aquaculture; (NOTE: this is a one year intensive program that often attracts international students.  We lost an excellent MRM applicant to this program.)
  • ** Memorial University of Newfoundland, Fisheries and Marine Institute
    • see Academics
      • Master of Marine Studies - Fisheries Resource Management
        The master of marine studies (fisheries resource management) degree is a multi-disciplinary program of study designed to provide exposure to all dimensions of modern fisheries resource management.
        It will be of interest to recent graduates seeking to improve employment prospects within government, consulting companies or commercial enterprises; skilled specialists moving toward management responsibilities, and individuals seeking a broadly based education in resource management. (this could be considered continuing education)
      • also see Fishing Technology Unit 
      • Fish development advanced diploma - This is a continuing education programme for those already employed in various sectors or agencies of the fishing industry as well as university graduates seeking a specialization in fisheries development. It is intended to strengthen management skills and broaden the perspective of students to include all three sectors of the fishing industry: aquaculture, harvesting, and processing. Graduation may lead to higher job classification and promotion or new employment within the industry as well as within various government and non-government agencies. (courses are fairly similar to Masters program, but appear to be lower level)
      • Also see Coastal Zone Management diploma
    • also see Industrial Response program

West coast


  • Diponegoro University, Indonesia - Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science  
    •  the Faculty was formed in 1994 in response to  the university's  Master Scientific Mandate ("Pola Ilmiah Pokok") of Coastal Region Eco-development; the Faculty is a combination of the Dept. of Fisheries (started 1968) and Dept. of Marine Study (started 1977) already in existence.
    •  Undergraduate Program: 4 major Study Programmes: (1) Aquatic Resources Management, (2) Aquaculture, (3) Fisheries Resources Utilization, and (4) Marine Science, which by 1997 has graduated about 1,600 S1 students. They are well adapted to their new working environments distributed all over Indonesia, from -- in order of importance-- : private sectors (fisheries industries, banks and finance), major government institution (the Department of Agriculture, the Ministry of Environment, the Department of Internal Affairs, the Department of Forestry, and the Department of Transmigration) and research (the Research and Development Center for Fisheries, the Indonesian Institute of Science, the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology, Universities) (S1 must be  equivalent to undergraduate or Bachelors)
  • National Taiwan Ocean University  
    • Fisheries Economics ? - no online info in English
  • National Taiwan University  
    • Fisheries Sciences (no online info in English) 
  • Shanghai Fisheries University, China a comprehensive university with multi-discipline and multi-level in fishery,marine and food sciences which was evolved from Jiangsu Provincial Fishery School founded in 1912. See Disciplines offered. The university has eight colleges and four academic centers, including:
    • *COLLEGE OF MARINE - The major purpose of the college is to train students in the fields of survey, appraisal and management of fishery resources, exploration of and study on fishery resources, monitoring, protection and management of marine fishery environment, designing, developing, testing and making of various machines and mechanical and electrical facilities.
    • College  of  Fishery - Aquaculture Science, Water Environment Science, Biological Technology
    • *College of Economics and Trade - The college was established in 1984 on the basis of Department of Fishery Economics Management. It is an exclusive organization to train scientists of graduate, undergraduate and short-cycle course student for fishery economics and management. - 
      • Major Research Topics - Fishery enterprise economics, fishery resources economics, fishery environmental economics, fishery production management, aquatic products flowing and marketing, aquatic products trade, fishery county economics, etc



  • **Australian Maritime College -  Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Environment
    • Fish Ecology
      • Graduate Certificate of Applied Science (Fisheries) - designed for graduates seeking careers in areas such as fisheries biology, fisheries management, fishing technology, and seafood technology. It will prepare students for employment with State Fisheries Departments and other authorities as well as in the catching, processing and marketing sectors. It can also enable students to gain entrance to the programs of Master of Applied Science by research (Fisheries) or by coursework (Living Marine Resources).
      • Graduate Diploma in Fisheries - designed for graduates seeking careers in areas such as fisheries management, gear technology, seafood technology and fisheries research. It will prepare students for employment with State Fisheries Departments and other authorities, as well as in the catching, processing and marketing sectors.
      • *Master of Applied Science (Living Marine Resources) - will allow candidates to undertake in-depth study in several areas of fisheries science, management or technology. The program has been developed in response to the demand from the Pacific and South East Asian region, for a Masters level qualification appropriate to the needs of fisheries and marine resource management organisations. These administrations are involved in developing fisheries projects within a community context. Projects involve a range of living marine resources and require an understanding of the principles of ecologically sustainable development and coastal zone management. (curriculum is a combination of Graduate Certificate work the first year and more advanced work the second year)
      • *Master of Applied Science (Research) - allows candidates to undertake an in-depth study in an area of fisheries science, management and/or technology. Five core areas are available:
        1. Fishing Technology
        2. Fisheries Biology & Resource Assessment
        3. Fisheries Economics and Management
        4. Seafood Handling and Processing
        5. Ecology and Marine Environment
    • ***Marine Resource Management - "The MBA for a new millennium" - "An innovative and flexible program for the busy professional working in, or intending to enter a career in one of the many areas of modern marine resource management."; has a foundation in a traditional MBA, but can be focussed in such management specialisations as Environmental, Coastal, Offshore Resources, Fisheries, Seafood, Aquatic, Coastal Tourism and Eco-tourism as well as Aquatic Resources Administration -see overview;Coursework is same as Fish Ecology certificate or diploma, difference is that students have the flexibility to take coursework on campus, distance, or accelerated (my review:  this is a profesional training/certificate program designed to meet the needs of practicing professional;  this may be a good way to improve the administrative and leadership skills of professionals and or stakeholders thru a more structured, continuing ed. type program; probably comparable to executive training in business?); includes....
      • Fisheries Management - ideal for people currently employed in government, industry or stakeholder organisation wishing to gain further exposure to fisheries management. People wishing to enter this challenging and worthwhile area can gain the practical and theoretical background required for a career in fisheries management;  structured so as to provide participants with a sound technical footing through the Graduate Certificate in Fisheries Management and an exposure to the related administrative and management issues in the Graduate Diploma in Fisheries Management.
      • Seafood Management - structured to provide participants with the technical, policy and legal background for a management role in the post harvest sector of the seafood industry. Seafood quality and safety are major issues facing the seafood industry. Recent changes to food safety laws and provisions of the Trade Practices Act place increasing responsibility for the quality and safety of food on the seafood production and distribution chain.
      • Aquaculture Management - provides students with the only aquaculture management program available in Oceania. We expose participants to the contemporary issues in aquaculture development from a public policy and administrative viewpoint in an international and domestic context; introduces the issues, delineates the causes and their effects, and explores solutions through exposure to current international and domestic government policy and administrative processes.
      • *Also see the Bachelor of Administration(Marine Resources) - This degree prepares students for management and administrative careers in federal, state and local government, industry organisations, non-government organisations, private and public companies and small businesses in the areas of: Tourism, Fisheries, Aquaculture, Parks (marine and coastal), Environment and Conservation 
    • Marine Resources Policy 
      • The Postgraduate Marine Policy Program provides a conceptual and practical framework in which to analyse the relationship between the marine environment and the development, implementation and evaluation of policy. It offers an exciting professional development opportunity for students interested in marine, coastal, ocean, and aquatic policy issues in government, industry and not-for profit organisations. Interest may be at the local, national and international level or with overarching policy frameworks such as ecologically economic sustainable development and the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.
      • Five options:  
  • Curtin University of Technology
  • Southern Cross University, Australia, Environmental Science and Management
    • internationally recognised for providing students with a unique and interdisciplinary understanding of the interaction between human society and the natural environment. Our Environmental Resource Management and Fisheries and Aquaculture Management courses are consistently given high ratings in graduate surveys, while the International Handbook of Coastal Zone Management rates the Coastal Management degree course as one of two best courses available internationally (Clarke, J. (1996) 'The Coastal Zone Management Handbook'.). 

    • offers Masters (by research) and Doctor of Philosophy (PHD) programs for suitably qualified applicants. All postgraduate research degrees at Southern Cross University are coordinated by the Graduate Research College. Any student wishing to enrol in a research degree in the School of Resource Science and Management should consult the Graduate Research College, the Schools Postgraduate Co-ordinator and an appropriate academic supervisor.

    • Bachelors of Applied Science available in:

      • Marine Science 

      • Fisheries & Aquaculture Management - Bachelors of Applied Science: "A new approach to fisheries management is needed. The fisheries program takes an integrated approach to meet the needs of modern fisheries managers. It emphasises habitat protection (e.g. hydrology, aquatic ecology, marine ecosystems, protected area management) as well as aquaculture, fisheries biology, commercial and recreational fisheries management, legislation and administration."

      • Environmental Management

      • Coastal Management 

      • Sustainable Forestry 

      • new course in Marine Science and Management beginning in 2002 will be unique in both its mode of delivery and in being developed and presented by national and international experts in the field.


Primarily Fisheries Science

Training for Industry

  • North Atlantic Fisheries College - Located in the Shetland Islands, at the centre of the northern European fishing grounds is the North Atlantic Fisheries College, an industry managed institute dedicated to supporting the development of the fisheries industry. The College is a centrepiece of the Shetland Islands Council’s strategy to secure the future of this important local industry, but is also developing a national and international reputation as a centre for fisheries training and development. The College offers a wide range of vocational training courses in Maritime Studies, Marine Engineering, Fish Processing, Aquaculture, Fisheries Science, Fisheries Business Studies, and miscellaneous subjects, ranging in length from one day to a full academic year. see NAFC Training Courses (they do offer an MSc in fisheries science and technology)
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland, Fisheries and Marine Institute- also see Academics
    • Fishing Technology Unit 
    • Fish development diploma - This is a continuing education programme for those already employed in various sectors or agencies of the fishing industry as well as university graduates seeking a specialization in fisheries development. It is intended to strengthen management skills and broaden the perspective of students to include all three sectors of the fishing industry: aquaculture, harvesting, and processing. Graduation may lead to higher job classification and promotion or new employment within the industry as well as within various government and non-government agencies.
  • New Zealand -  Seafood Industry Training Organisation - see SeaFIC - Education
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Community - Coastal Fisheries Program
  • The CARICOM Fisheries Unit - The CARICOM Fisheries Unit (CFU), located in Belize, was established in 1991 to execute the "CARICOM Fisheries Resource Assessment and Management Program" (CFRAMP). This program is a sustainable development initiative of the twelve English-speaking member states of CARICOM. 
  • Australian Fisheries Academy - The Australian Fisheries Academy, based at Port Adelaide in South Australia, provides a central training base for state, national and international industry members. The role of the Australian Fisheries Academy is to underpin the development of the seafood industry of South Australia and to assist the development of the seafood industry at national level. It provides new training opportunities for international students. Through education and research, the Academy provides a highly and specifically trained human resource and information resource to enable the seafood industry to meet the challenges of the future - primarily training of of courses is Diploma in Fisheries Compliance Management (what is this?)
  • Nova Scotia Agriculture and Fisheries - technology development programs