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A rare opportunity

Dal's Agricultural Campus features a state-of-the-art Aquacultural Centre where students interact with live aquatic species—from rainbow trout to an elusive blue lobster.


Make your break

Aquaculture is emerging as a vital and vibrant field and our students graduate with the skills to shape its economic and environmental future.


Learn from the experts

Our faculty members are recognized as experienced leaders in the Aquaculture community.


Understanding the physiology of fish

Dr. Jim Duston brings students into the Aquaculture lab at the Faculty of Agriculture, where they get hands-on experience handling live fish and gathering data.


Study at the Faculty of Agriculture in Truro

Located one hour from Halifax in Truro, NS, Dalhousie's Agricultural Campus is a great place to study, work and live.


Top 7 reasons to study Aquaculture at Dalhousie:

  1. The Aquaculture Centre: An 8,100 square-foot facility, located at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus in Truro, includes freshwater and seawater sources, wet and dry labs and high-performance technology.
  2. Underwater diversity: You'll work with a variety of fish, shellfish and plant species, from salmon to algae.
  3. Get your hands wet: Whether raising fish from egg to adult or managing aquatic ecosystems, you'll learn by doing.
  4. Graduate study options: Students can pursue a Master's (MSc) in Aquaculture, offered in partnership with the National Research Council, after completing an undergraduate degree.
  5. An expanding field: With seafood increasingly coming from farms, the skills you'll acquire in fish, shellfish and aquatic plant production and maintenance are increasingly marketable.
  6. Career choices: Aquaculture grads put their knowledge to use in a variety of ways, including food production, conservation and research.
  7. The big picture: You'll learn about the impact of Aquaculture on environmental and social issues.

What will I learn?

Aquaculture WWIL

You'll learn about all aspects of aquatic life, including fish breeding, health and nutrition, animal and plant biology and facilities management.

What can I do?

Aquaculture WWID

Opportunities are numerous in the growing aquaculture industry. Dal Aquaculture grads can look forward to careers in conservation, seafood production and research.