Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program

Students remove small fish from net.
Marine underwater research.
Students use net while sampling on river.
Programs in Aquaculture, Aquatic Animal Health, Conservation and Management of Natural Environments, and Sustainable Fisheries

Evan Bolton Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in the memory of Evan Bolton, so that his love for the water would be transformed in a way that would bring joy to others who also love the water. Gifts to this scholarship will support students in the Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program at the University of Florida. Donations to the scholarship can be made online, or by check, made payable to the University of Florida Foundation and mailed to
PO Box 110170
Gainesville, FL 32611

An expanded form for the scholarship is available here.


NMFS RTR Program

NMFS has provided in excess of $250,000 per year to operate the RTR. The RTR has created a highly successful recruiting program and a highly productive research program, bringing together a unique collaboration of university and federal scientists. The RTR is the model for a new generation of cooperative research programs nationwide.  Read the full article at IFAS News >>


New! Online Master’s Program (MFAS)

Students are now able to complete the Master of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences degree entirely online and “off-book” with tuition set at near in-state levels, even for international applicants. Designed for working professionals who are interested in advancing their careers in environmental science, fisheries, aquatic science, and natural resource fields.  The ability to take this program entirely online means that students will not have to sacrifice their commitments to career and family in order to earn the degree.



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