Folks, Please find attached a brief description of new program being offered at LSU.  I conceived of this program soon after the 2008 NOAA report on the need to train fisheries scientists, especially quantitative fisheries scientists, was released.  But like many things it ended up on the back-burner.  Over time, it evolved (in my head anyway) that a multidisciplinary approach that allowed students to share a common core of training, as well as  specialization in other fields of interest, but in the fisheries context, would be useful.  It is attached below.  Please feel free to circulate as you see fit.