Welcome to CUFER

History and Goal

The Cooperative Unit for Fisheries Education and Research (CUFER) was established in 1992 within the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS) of the University of Miami (UM) in response to a need for the development of methods for improved quantitative assessment of fish populations and as a source of advice for resource sustainability. These activities are envisioned to complement NOAA Fisheries mission of resource stewardship. Through its research links with NOAA’s SEFSC and because of the strength of the academic marine science and fishery program at UM, CUFER offers the opportunity to develop the human resources and talents needed for the future research and management of US fishery resources. CUFER is part of the portfolio of CIMAS activities within theme II, Fisheries dynamics and theme IV Human Interactions with the Coastal Environment.


CUFER is designed to attract bright and skilled people to a program that encourages students and scientists with quantitative interests to apply themselves to collaborative research projects on quantitative fisheries science and marine resource modeling through the following activities:

    • K-12 research and academics
    • Research opportunities for undergraduate students
    • Support of graduate students pursuing MSc and PhD degrees
    • Post Doctoral research positions
    • Enhancement of the academic fisheries program at RSMAS
    • Collaborative research projects with international and national fishery research institutions
    • Interactions with fishery management agencies

      Contact Info

      David J. Die, CUFER Director

      Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
      University of Miami

      4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
      Miami, FL 33149
      Telephone: (305) 421-4607
      Fax: (305) 421-4221
      E-mail: ddie@rsmas.miami.edu