GRÓ Fisheries Training Programme’s graduation

Fellows watching humpback whales in Eyjafjordur earlier this year. Fellows watching humpback whales in Eyjafjordur earlier this year.

A graduation ceremony for GRÓ Fisheries Training Programme’s 25th cohort of fellows will be held Wednesday 15 May. The ceremony will take place at the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute, Fornubúðum 5 Hafnarfirði and starts at 15:10.

Concurrently, a poster exhibition of the final projects of the graduating fellows will be on display at the same location.

It is an opportunity to learn about seaweed culture in the Pacific, octopus fisheries management in East-Africa, aquaculture challenges in West-Africa, and application of advanced data management systems in the Caribbean.

The 2023-24 cohort includes 25 fellows from, 14 men and 11 women, from 15 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. The biggest line of specialisation is the Fisheries Policy and Management line with 10 fellows; the three others all have five, the Aquatic Resource Assessment and Monitoring line, the Sustainable Aquaculture line and the Quality Management line.

Since the programme started in 1998, 488 fellows have completed the training in Iceland.

Agenda please see here>

2023-2024 fellows page

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