Sustainable Aquaculture

Sustainable Aquaculture - Advanced Diploma
Skills and Interests

You want to feed the world through sustainable and healthy food production.

Work Environment
  • Marine and freshwater fish farms, hatcheries
  • Government agencies
  • Research institutes

Program Location:

Marine Institute Campus, Ridge Road (St. John's)

Program Length:

One year


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Practical Experience:

One work term

Application Deadline:

Fall:  Fall semester admission - flexible. This program does not accept applications for the winter or spring semesters.

Program Description

This program features a combination of lectures, workshops, practical sessions, guest lecturers and field work to help you get where you want to be.

Aquaculture has been identified as an important social and economic priority by the United Nations and for the Canadian and provincial governments. Currently, there's a large demand for leaders and managers in the aquaculture sector across Canada and around the world. After a few short months in this program, you could help supply this demand!

Program Structure

This one-year program consists of two in-class semesters and a three-month work term placement.

  • An appropriate degree (a three-year diploma of technology), or a combination of work experience and formal education acceptable to the Admissions Committee.
  • A positive attitude towards meeting with an interview panel as part of a final selection process.
What Alumni Say

"The program provides a wide range of hands-on and classroom experiences in a communal, family-like setting; preparing students to make valuable contributions to the field of aquaculture and to support this vital method of food production.”

- Max Licker