Aquaculture Management I
Aquaculture is currently producing about 60 MMT/year and providing over 50% of the seafood for human consumption. It is the fastest growing sector of food production and continues to grow at 8% per year. It has entirely reshaped the fishery industry and fisheries management strategies worldwide. Most forms of aquaculture are environmentally friendly. Indeed, 90% of the world aquaculture production is made up of herbivorous fish, mollusks, crustaceans and algae, and even the culture of carnivorous species has been proven to be more ecologically efficient than fisheries and nature itself. It is considered by many as “value-added fisheries”.
This course focuses on environmental, technological, management, social, economical, legal, and political aspects of sustainable aquaculture. Advanced, emerging technologies and management strategies are studied, both at the hatchery and growout levels. The course covers all stages of planning and development, from site and species selection to feasibility studies, resource evaluation, advanced hatchery and growout technologies, market and commercialization. Emphasis is given on environmental sustainability as well as technical and economic feasibility of aquaculture projects.
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149-1098