With the need to feed an ever-growing human population, the field of aquaculture has become one of the most popular courses nowadays. Aquaculture is a field with plenty of opportunities for growth as the primary focus of aquaculture is to help humans with food security.
Note: Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food supply sector in the world, and it helps us with food security. In 2018, the world’s total aquaculture production reached an all-time high of 114.5 million tonnes in live weight.
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- What does a degree in Aquacultureoffer?
- Skills required to master Aquaculturecourse
- Top 10 universities to study Aquaculture
- Graduate opportunities
Aquaculture is known as the breeding and harvesting of seafood and the sustainable management of the aquatic environment. A BSc Aquaculture course is for a duration of three to four years, and this is a field of studies that blends subjects like biology, life science, zoology, aquaculture, biochemistry, biodiversity, and conservation. Each country has its own measures to protect its aquatic environment and tackle challenges, so by studying this course in one of the top global ed destinations, you will get a global perspective of how each county looks at its own aquatic environment and the measures taken by them to maintain it.
Aquaculture is a part of life science as it focuses more on natural science and combines a framework to focus on the health and safety issues of human beings. This course will look at fish, mollusks, sea organisms, plants, and crustaceans in detail and will try to explore the ideal conditions for their growth and sustenance. This course also helps the student specialise in developing pharmaceutical products, food safety, preservation of marine life science, research, and sustainable cultivation.
- BSc Aquaculture
- BA/BSc Aquatic Resources
- BSc Biology: Fisheries and Aquatic Biology
- BSc Fish conservation and Aquaculture
- BSc Marine biology and Aquaculture
- BSc Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences
- BSc Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
- MSc Fisheries & Mariculture
- M.Phil. Aquaculture
- Ph.D. Aquaculture
An undergraduate degree in aquaculture is offered as a B.A and BScs course in various universities for a duration of three years to four years. After completing the undergraduate program in aquaculture, you can aim for a two-year master’s program with a specialisation in Agriculture and aquaculture, animal science, fisheries, mariculture, aquaculture and fisheries, horticulture, and plant and crop science.
Aquaculture is a field of study which has a plethora of job opportunities. The jobs in this field are not limited to the government sector alone. There are many opportunities in both private and government sectors, and it’s a field with plenty of opportunities for growth. Here are some of the popular career opportunities after graduating in BSc Aquaculture:
- Fish farm technician
- Fisheries manager
- Hatchery manager
- Environmental and regulatory affairs manager.
- Fish health technician
- Aquaculture engineer
- Hatchery manager
- Fishery officer
- Research officer
- Quality control specialist
- Environmental sustainability officer
- Farm manager
- Saltwater production manager
- Hatchery technician
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