For the last year, the GCFI team has been following the status of COVID with the intention of holding an in-person meeting this November.  However, rather than abating, the COVID delta variant has been spreading and Florida is one of the epicenters.  For this reason, regretfully we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the in-person component of what we planned to be a hybrid in-person/virtual event.

We have always been preparing for this eventuality and have developed a very dynamic and interactive online event that we hope will be creative and exciting for all participants. Details of this will be forthcoming.

The GCFI recognizes that the annual conference is a great opportunity to meet old friends and make new connections and we are committed to achieving this through our virtual approach. This decision has been particularly difficult, and we appreciate all the support we have had through these tough times. We can’t wait until the day when we can all meet again without the cloud of covid. We hope to see you virtually at GCFI74 and in-person in November 2022.



GCFI is pleased to announce that the 74th annual meeting of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI 74) will be convened virtually  between 8 – 12 November 2021