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Other/Related Variations

·       Fisheries & Allied Aquacultures


Degree Type/Duration

Specific degree programs may be rare within the United States

·       Associate’s Degree (2 years)

·       Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)

·       Master’s Degree (Varies)

·       Doctorate Degree very rare in the United States (Varies)



Aquaculture provides students with the skill set and ability to produce both freshwater and saltwater fish. Students will often study fish selection, reproduction, genetics, and nutrition of fish. They may also learn the principles of running a business.


Coursework may cover the following areas: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physiology, Ecology, Nutrition, Animal Science, Microbiology, Fisheries Management, Aquatic Animal Medicine



Potential Career Paths


·       Aquaculture Hatchery Manager

·       Aquaculturist

·       Fisheries Technician

·       Saltwater Husbandry Technician

·       Water Treatment Technician



Additional Opportunities/Recommendations


·       Internship or work experience related to aquaculture

·       Study abroad

·       Tour a fish farm

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