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Master in Sustainable Fisheries Management |October 2019 - June 2021


Fish from capture fisheries and aquaculture provides about 17% of total animal protein. At the same time, international trade of fish and fishery products has expanded significantly in the last decades, with about 36% of the production being exported. If exploitation of fishery resources is to be both stable and sustainable in the long term, better management is required.

The University of Alicante (UA) is launching the 8th Edition of the International Master in Sustainable Fisheries Management, which is jointly organized with the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) through the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ), and by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA) through the General Secretariat of Fisheries (SGP).

Moreover, FAO’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Department and the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) will provide technical support.

Structured in two parts, the 8th Edition of the Master will take place in Alicante, Spain from October 2019 to June 2021.

The main objective of the Master is to provide high level specialization in issues related to the economics and management of fishing activity through:

  • An analysis of the fishing system, exploitation mechanisms, marketing and management, with special emphasis on the perspective of evaluation of resources and on the economic interpretation of fishing issues.
  • A multi-disciplinary vision of fisheries management from the perspective of different sciences such as biology, economics, law and sociology.
  • Acquisition of experience in the use of new techniques and methods for the development of a more efficient fisheries management, adapted to the conditioning social and environmental factors.
  • An initiation in research, including a critical application of the knowledge, skills and competences acquired by tackling real problems related to the management of fishing activity

To learn more, please see the International Master brochure with relevant information.

For application details, visit the following link

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