The Latin American Fishery Fellows (LAFF) program supported by the Walton Family Foundation provides full fellowship support for a two-year Master of Environmental Science & Management degree (MESM) at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, with a concentration in Coastal Marine Resources Management, for up to four highly qualified students who are dedicated to a career in Latin America. The program is advised by Steve Gaines and Chris Costello, and Hunter Lenihan and run by D. Jacy Brunkow.

belize fishermanThe LAFF program provides an interdisciplinary education in science, economics, policy, and law, augmented by specialized training in market-based sustainable fisheries management and marine conservation. Fellows will receive career-oriented training, including preparation in collaborative problem solving and development of leadership and project management skills.

The goal of the program is to train a new generation of fisheries and marine-resource managers, conservation practitioners and environmental leaders. Alumni will be poised to develop, disseminate, and implement market-based approaches for solving fisheries and other ocean-management challenges throughout Latin America.

To learn more or to apply for the program, please visit the LAFF homepage.