Certificate in Aquaculture

The Certificate in Aquaculture provides an opportunity for students to take a set of courses that will accord them an aquaculture specialization with opportunity to explore a range of aquatic species and the production systems required to rear them, and understand their role in global food security. Students will gain awareness of, and demonstrated competency in, safe and humane handling of aquatic animals.

The aim of this Certificate is to attain a significant body of knowledge regarding aquaculture that will enable students to appropriately collect, analyze and interpret numerical data related to fisheries and aquaculture science; and better equip students for employment in the aquaculture industry.

The Certificate in Aquaculture is open to students eligible for admission to or enrolled in a BSc. or BSc. (Agr.) program at Dalhousie University.

Certificate Requirements

Total of 15 credit hours required to be completed within 5 years (maximum).

Required Courses

AQUA 2000 Introduction to Aquaculture
AQUA 3000 Fish Health
NUTR 3002 Fish Nutrition
BIOA3005 Physiology of Aquatic Animals
Either AQUA 4000 Finfish Production or AQUA 4001 Shellfish Production

To inquire further about the requirements for the Certificate in Aquaculture, please contact:
Audrie-Jo McConkey  or Dr. Dian Patterson