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HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS

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SUSTAINABLE FISHING

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EDUCATION

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EMERGING ISSUES

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FISHERIES FOR FISHERS INITIATIVE

Ensuring that fishers are engaged and empowered to contribute to the wise management of the region’s marine resources.

ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT

Building capacity in partnership with the region’s Marine Protected Areas managers.

FOUNDED IN 1947

Advancing the goals of sustainable use, wise
management, conservation, and restoration of
marine and estuarine fisheries and resources in
the Region by providing a forum for the exchange
of information and perspectives among
decision-makers, scientists, managers, educators,
resource users, and students.

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GLADDING MEMORIAL AWARD

Peter Gladding was a model of the commercial fisher who became a profoundly influential conservationist. His vision of responsible fisheries management from the industry perspective helped lead to the establishment of the Tortugas Ecological Reserve in Florida. Read mroe about his life and this fitting tribute.

GCFI74

November 8 – 12, 2021
Fort Walton Beach, Florida

GCFI is pleased to announce that the 74th annual meeting of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI 74) will be held in Fort Walton Beach, Florida from 8 – 12 November 2021.

We intend to host a hybrid in-person event in Florida with options for virtual participation. We are monitoring the status of COVID19 within the region and the safety of our GCFI Family is our priority. Thus if the status of the pandemic changes, and it is no longer safe to host an in-person meeting, a fully virtual event will be convened.

For more information, please visit the GCFI74 Conference Page

The health & safety of our #GCFIFamily is our priority & regretfully we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the inperson component of #GCFI74. We have developed a dynamic & interactive online event which will be creative & exciting for all participants. More details soon pic.twitter.com/iRTxjphjTr