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.


Kai Lorenzen Appointed New Associate Director

This winter, Dr. Kai Lorenzen was appointed Associate Director for our Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences program. Kai is following Dr. Bill Lindberg, who retired this fall after a 38-year career with the University of Florida.

Kai is looking forward to working closely with all FAS faculty, staff and students. “I am excited to have this opportunity to help shape the future of our program and to further grow its scope and reputation. By working together, we can prosper and rise to new heights in 2019 and beyond.” – Dr. Lorenzen

Read the full interview on our blog >>


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.