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ENV 528A Introduction to Aquaculture

Prerequisite: ENV 502 or permission of the instructor. (1 credit) 

This course will be an overview of the major types of aquacultural production including ponds, cage culture, raceways and recirculation systems and important species produced in these systems. In addition, the nature of the aqueous environment as a production medium and the critical role water quality testing and management play in the growth and survival of aquaculture crops will be stressed. There will be several field trips to commercial aquaculture facilities and hands-on activities including water quality testing and assembling a demonstration recirculation unit.