Learn in-demand skills for aquatic production of shellfish and aquatic plants in marine, freshwater and land-based systems. You’ll learn the technical aspects of production with a focus on hatchery and juvenile culture, rearing in the on-growing systems, biosecurity and post-harvest processing.
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Shellfish aquaculture is recognized for its sustainability by environmental groups including EcoFish, Audubon Society and Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch. This program provides unique training for the field to ensure grads are prepared for entry-level jobs in this growing field.
Dr. Jesse Ronquillo, NIC aquaculture instructor