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Oceans Resources - Fisheries & Aquaculture

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Program Information

School:Nova Scotia Community College
Field of Study:Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Description:This program provides you with a solid grounding in fisheries science, fishing practices, fish biology and disease control, economics of the fisheries, seafood processing, sustainable harvesting, fish husbandry and disease control, quality control, waste management in fishing production, eco-certification requirements and food science. At the end of your program, you complete an applied entrepreneurship or capstone project and develop knowledge and skill to address critical issues and future opportunities in the fisheries and aquaculture sector.

You gain a sound understanding of scientific and business challenges and trends for the seafood harvesting, seafood processing and aquaculture sector. Courses focus on seafood harvesting, marine and freshwater aquaculture, seafood processing and seafood (water) quality issues. The goal is to provide skills in the fisheries sector, supported by a base in science and business required to respond to current industry needs for productivity, competitiveness and sustainability. Graduates will have the skills, knowledge and certifications needed to work in the harvesting, processing and aquaculture sectors of the seafood industry.
URL:Oceans Resources - Fisheries & Aquaculture at Nova Scotia Community College
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,762
Careers:Agricultural and Fish Products InspectorsNatural and Applied Science Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 13, 2018