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Learn the skills you need to work in hatchery operations to support fish stock enhancement. You’ll learn about aquatic ecology with a primary focus on healthy fish development and production critical to stock enhancement for improved conservation. You’ll apply your learning in practicum placements at fish hatchery facilities in the region.
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Hatcheries facilities are used across BC to support wild fish enhancement programs. Through this certificate, students will gain the theoretical and hands-on skills needed to support fish stock stewardship and enhancement.
Dr. Jesse Ronquillo, NIC Hatchery Operations certificate instructor