The Fisheries and Marine Institute was established in 1964 as the College of Fisheries, Navigation, Marine Engineering and Electronics. It became affiliated with Memorial University in 1992 and since then has continued to grow as a world-class centre of marine technology and education. The official name is the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland, but it is commonly known as the Marine Institute.


The main campus of the Marine Institute overlooks the city of St. John’s from within Pippy Park, which has extensive hiking trails and recreational facilities. This building houses a flume tank, a seafood processing plant, freshwater aquaculture research and development facilities, and extensive marine simulation facilities. The Dr. C.R. Barrett Library, located at this campus, houses one of Canada’s largest marine-related collections. In addition, the Institute manages the Offshore Safety and Survival Centre (OSSC) in Foxtrap, the Safety and Emergency Response Training Centre (SERT) in Stephenville, a regional fisheries and marine training centre in Lewisporte, and a marine base in Holyrood.


The Marine Institute provides a full range of focusing on fisheries and marine science and technology. In addition to undergraduate and graduate degrees, the Institute offers advanced diplomas, diplomas of technology, and technical certificates. The Institute also runs a variety of and industrial response programs.


All programs and courses are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for success in the workforce. The Institute seeks the advice of industrial program advisory committees in the ongoing development and review of programs. Whenever appropriate, it submits programs for national and international accreditation, providing graduates with mobility in professional employment.