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 federal fisheries training centers. SRFTC delivers training on current fisheries regulations, conservation laws, and partnership priorities. We instruct federal, state, and international students. The staff at SRFTC develop at-sea LMR tools for officers and consult on Living Marine Resources operations. They assist field units to plan and execute the US Coast Guard's missions and in the Southeast Atlantic and Caribbean.
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
NPRFTC was commissioned in 1995 in Kodiak, Alaska, to train operational units patrolling the harsh and unforgiving waters off the coasts of Alaska. The training center provides resident and exportable instruction to surface and aviation law enforcement crews, command personnel, and supporting staff to promote maritime safety, protect valuable resources, and maintain a level playing field for the fisheries in the most abundant and economically significant waters of the United States.
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 Pacific Regional Fisheries Training Center (PRFTC) was established in 2012 and is located in Alameda, California. PRFTC consists of 10 Active Duty Coast Guard personnel responsible for training living marine resource (LMR) regulations enforcement to over 1,000 law enforcement officers. PRFTC has four resident training courses supporting more than 90 units across Coast Guard Districts 11, 13, 14, and 17 in combating Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated fishing activities throughout the entire Pacific Ocean.