AQU 220 – Aquaculture Facilities

Aquaculture
Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 3
This course covers the design of facilities used in the production of fish and shellfish. Topics include pond construction, open-channel and pipe flows, motors and pumps, water wells, cage and raft construction, and flow- through and recirculating system design. Upon completion, students should be able to design a variety of aquaculture production systems.

AQU 230 – Fish Genetics & Breeding

Aquaculture
Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 3
This course covers the principles of qualitative and quantitative genetics and breeding of fish and shellfish. Emphasis is placed on quantitative genetic traits that affect various production parameters, with numerous examples using commonly cultured species. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss the basic principles of genetics and design appropriate breeding programs for a Read More

AQU 240 – Fish Nutrition & Diseases

Aquaculture
Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 3
This course introduces the principles of fish and shellfish nutrition and provides a background in the management of diseases and parasitic infestations. Topics include nutritional requirements of fish and shellfish, feed formulation, feeding practices, viral diseases, bacterial diseases, parasites, and medication and disease prevention. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss the principles of Read More

AQU 251 – Hatchery Management I

Aquaculture
Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 3
This course introduces the basic principles of fish and shellfish hatchery management. Topics include the basic chemical, physical, and biological requirements for the propagation of a variety of commonly cultured fish, crustaceans, and mollusks. Upon completion, students should be able to describe the environment tolerances and preferences for reproduction of a variety of cultured species.

AQU 255 – Invertebrate Culture

Aquaculture
Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 3
This course introduces techniques used in the culture of a variety of species of freshwater and marine invertebrates. Topics include culture of aquatic invertebrates for a variety of purposes: as live food for larval fish, for human consumption, and for the pharmaceutical industry. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss propagation techniques for a Read More

AQU 260 – Aquariology

Aquaculture
Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 2
This course provides students with a broad background in the diseases, nutrition, genetics and breeding of aquarium and ornamental fishes. Topics include major viral, bacterial and fungal diseases, basic nutritional requirements, and genetics and breeding practices for major aquarium and ornamental fish species. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize disease symptoms, develop a Read More

AQU 270 – Water Gardens

Aquaculture
Lecture: 2 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 3
This course provides students with a broad background in the design, construction, maintenance and management of water gardens. Topics include waterscape design, pumps and plumbing, wiring, selection of plants and animals, water quality management, and pest management. Upon completion, students should be able to design, construct, and maintain water gardens with a variety of shapes, Read More

AQU 280 – Aquaculture Project

Aquaculture
Lecture: 0 Lab: 6 Clinic: 0 Work: 0 Credits: 2
This course provides the student with an opportunity to complete an individualized project in the study of aquaculture, designed by the instructor. Emphasis is placed on the application of aquaculture principles to a topic of interest to the student. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate specialized knowledge of an advanced topic in aquaculture.