Fisheries Management and Conservation  (FMC)

The MPS in Fisheries Management allows students to develop the professional skills required to be a fisheries scientist with curriculum options in various relevant areas of interest, such as fisheries management, fisheries surveys, and quantitative fisheries.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
RSM 665 Fish Ecology and Oceanography 3
MES 660
MES 661
Introduction to Marine Geographic Information Systems
and Introduction to Marine Geographic Information Systems - Laboratory ( (Can be taken in the Fall or the Spring))
MES 625 Fisheries Socioeconomics and Management ( (or ELECTIVE)) 3
RSM 667 Motorboat Operator Certificate Course 1-2
MES 608 Biometrics in Marine Science 3
 Credit Hours13-14
MES 645 Marine Population Assessment Surveys and Analysis 3
MES 710 International Ocean Law and Governance ( (or ELECTIVE)) 3
MES 646 Marine Population Biology Processes and Modeling 3
MES 677 Management and Conservation of Marine Ecosystems 3
 Credit Hours12
MES 805 MPS Internship 6
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours31-32

Elective Options

Students may take any elective on the RSMAS campus with the consent of their faculty advisor. Below are a few examples of courses past students in this program used as electives.

BIL 623Advanced Biology of Marine Invertebrates4
MBE 716Bayesian Statistics for Marine Scientists3
MBE 787Biology and Systematics of Fishes3
MES 720Coastal Law and Policy3
MES 618Coastal Zone Management3
MAS 647Computer Simulation Systems3
MBE 676Diseases of Marine Organisms3
MES 602Economics of Natural Resources3
MES 620Environmental Law3
MBE 678Evolutionary Genetics3
POL 631Global Environment Politics3
MES 710International Ocean Law and Governance3
RSM 621Object-Oriented Programming and Agent-Based Modelling3
MES 616Ocean Policy and Development and Analysis3
RSM 710The Physical Environment of Marine Organisms3
MES 601Political Ecology of Marine Management3
RSM 600Research Diving Techniques3