Aquaculture prepares individuals to select, culture, propagate, harvest, and market domesticated fish, shellfish, and marine plants, both freshwater and saltwater.
Aquaculture majors and degree programs likely include instruction in the basic principles of aquatic and marine biology; health and nutrition of aquatic and marine life; design and operation of fish farms, breeding facilities, culture beds, and related enterprises; and related issues of safety, applicable regulations, logistics, and supply.
What can you do with a major/degree in Aquaculture?
As an aqua culturist, you may specialize in developing pharmaceutical products, scientific research, food safety, or sustainable cultivation and preservation of marine life. As well, you may choose a career in research or teaching.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Aquaculture:
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- National Institute for Animal Agriculture
- NOAA Fisheries | Aquaculture Stakeholder Groups and Associations
- Global Seafood Alliance
Publications/Magazines in Aquaculture: