Aquaculture is a growing industry globally, providing food production as well as production for conservation and ornamental purposes. These courses offer aquaculture operations training and stewardship that are ideal for fish culture employees or people working in fisheries management. The courses were developed by a marine and aquatic biologist with deep-rooted expertise in all aspects of the aquaculture industry as well as in curriculum design and post-secondary education.
These online courses are self-directed and can be started anytime. Participants will gain a base knowledge and skills in fish culture techniques and operations through online material, activities, video, external links and quizzes. These courses encompass broad aspects of operations in the aquaculture field, including the biology of cultured fish, feeding and nutrition, sea cage rearing systems, fish health, harvesting practices and more.
These courses encompass broad aspects of operations in the aquaculture field, including the biology of cultured fish, feeding and nutrition, sea cage rearing systems, fish health, harvesting practices and more.
Courses can be taken individually and are ideal for those working or seeking work in the aquaculture industry.
Please connect with us, if your company or organization is interested in offering these courses to your employees as professional development.
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In this self-directed course you will become familiar with the biology of cultured fish: the taxonomy and diversity, anatomy, organ systems, reproduction, life cycle, life history and migration pattern, physiology, ecology, and genetics, as they related to aquaculture.
This self-directed course will cover the importance, risks and best practices of biosecurity.
In this self-directed course you will delve into the impacts and remediation of the benthic at a salmon farm.
In this self-directed course you will explore the different types of raw materials used in salmon feed and their nutritional benefits for healthy salmon growth.
In this self-directed course, participants will become familiar with the sea-site systems including rigging, cage structures, mooring, oxygen control systems and aeration systems.
In this self-directed course you will gain an in-depth understanding of the different pathogens that can affect aquaculture systems, including viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic diseases, and the influence of environmental factors on these pathogens. You will also discover prevention, control and management techniques to maintain a healthy and productive aquaculture system.
This self-directed course will help you understand the impacts of harvesting and handling fish and the effects of lactic acid, gapping, and scale loss on fish quality.
This self-directed course will lead you through the scientific approach of collecting, organizing and interpreting data.
This self-directed course will provide you with an overview of aquaculture systems, including the production of aquatic organisms, the cultivation of freshwater plants, marine plants and animals under controlled conditions.
This self-directed course provides an overview of the production of sealice, their impact on farmed and wild fish populations, and the tools to manage them. You will also gain an understanding of the design and usage of a variety of aquaculture support vessels and their roles in fish farming practices.