What will I learn?

An Aquaculture education at the Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture blends classroom, laboratory, project and field work. Graduates enter the workforce or future studies equipped with boththeoretical knowledge and the practical skills to apply it.

In this four-year program, you'll be exposed to a range of subjects related to fish production and aquatic ecosystems. Required courses include Fish Health, Shellfish Production, Aquacultural Engineering and Physiology of Aquatic Animals.

With our experienced and respected faculty guiding your learning, you'll be well prepared to find your place in the growing field of Aquaculture.

First-hand research experience

"Learn by doing" best describes the teaching approach our staff takes toward this BSc program. Aquaculture majors at Dal develop strengths in four main areas: aquaculture, aquatic science, business knowledge and hands-on experience.

Get involved with a professor's research or design and implement your own research project during your fourth year of study. What better way to learn than to experience Aquaculture first-hand?

Aquaculture facilities

The Aquaculture Centre provides students and researchers with more than 8,100 sq. ft. of well-equipped teaching laboratories and aquatic rearing facilities.

Reliable freshwater and seawater sources, along with modern mechanical systems, allow for precise environmental control, enabling students and researchers to work with a wide variety of species, from cold water marine fish and shellfish to tropical freshwater fish.

The Aquaculture Centre houses a teaching lab, a dry lab, two wet labs and an algal production lab.

Learn more about the people who will be teaching you

Our faculty are a diverse group who love to share knowledge.