Back to Courses List

Undergraduate Course Details
Number BIO 345
Title Introduction to Aquaculture
Credits 4.0
Prerequisites An introductory Biology laboratory sequence plus CHE130, or permission of the Department Chairperson. Not open to students who have completed BIO203 or BIO205


Students explore the biological, sociological and economical constraints to the culture of finfish and shellfish. Procedures used to culture finfish and shellfish commercially in the United States are emphasized, although globally important species and procedures are covered. Local species are used to illustrate concepts and effective techniques. Students learn how to sample and culture aquatic organisms, and to maintain their aquatic environment. Water quality, proper nutrition and prevention and control of diseases are examined. Proper use and storage of equipment and supplies are practiced. Three lecture hours per week. One three-hour laboratory per week. One or two weekend field trips may be required.