What is the Marine Option Program (MOP)?

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The Marine Option Program (MOP) is a University of Hawaiʻi system-wide certificate program, offered on all UH campuses, providing educational opportunities for students from all disciplines who are interested in the ocean.
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Fish Auction Tour


Thursday, April 4th, 05:15AM-08:00AM

We will touring the Honolulu Fish Auction. We will get the chance to see how the fishery industry works from a business point of view.

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MOP Symposium and Field Trip – Maui

Saturday and Sunday, April 13th, 9AM-5PM, and 14th, TBD

The University of Hawaiʻi Maui College Marine Option Program is hosting the annual MOP Symposium. Students will be presenting their MOP Skill Projects through poster or oral presentations. The following day will be the symposium field trip.


Resources for Students

Agency Resources
Job Opportunities
MOP Application Form
QUEST Species ID Links
Skill Project Guidelines
Study Center Hours

The Marine Option Program is generously supported by NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office.

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