Regional Fisheries Training Centers
Southeast Regional Fisheries Training Center
The Southeast Regional Fisheries Training Center (SRFTC) was commissioned on October 14, 1994 as one of five Coast Guard Regional Fisheries Training Centers. Since Inception, over 4,000 Coast Guard, Federal, State and International Students have been trained by SRFTC.
Northeast Regional Fisheries Training Center
Before 1994 and the establishment of the Regional Fisheries Training Centers (RFTCs), the First District Operations Training Team and Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) North- 1 Alpha provided training and support to area units. When Northeast Regional Fisheries Training Center (NRFTC) was established, it replaced the OTT and stood up in its place.
North Pacific Regional Fisheries Training Center
The training center was commissioned in 1995 in Kodiak, Alaska. Consisting of two officers and twelve enlisted personnel, NPRFTC instructs 13 different courses to 750-1000 students per year through both resident and exportable training. Instruction covers a broad range of fisheries-related topics from both international and domestic realms.
Gulf Regional Fisheries Training Center
Coast Guard Gulf Regional Fisheries Training Center (RFTC) is located in New Orleans. GRFTC conducts approximately 20 classes a year and trains nearly 400 law enforcement agents from the Coast Guard, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and state and federal fish and wildlife agencies ranging from Brownsville, Texas to Key West, Florida.
Pacific Regional Fisheries Training Center
The newly-established Pacific Regional Fisheries Training Center (PRFTC) is located in Alameda, California. The Training Center typically provides five days of living marine resource (LMR) instruction to operational units conducting LMR patrols throughout Coast Guard Districts 11, 13, and 14. PRFTC trains approximately 85 operational units annually.