Introduction to Salmonid Aquaculture

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Certificate Awarded

Certificate of Achievement



Course Description

This course is designed to give workers/participants an understanding of basic salmonid aquaculture concepts and methodologies. Topics covered include: biology and life cycle of salmonids; the product on value of farmed salmonid species; the farm life cycle of salmonids; the process of brood stock selection and early life stage culture methods; rearing fish in land-based systems, including the introduction on of recirculating aquaculture systems design; methods of rearing in open sea culture of fin fish; and live transport, harvesting and quality control.

Course Outline

1.0 An Overview of Salmonid Species
2.0 Salmonid Culture by the Numbers
3.0 Farming Salmonids
4.0 Broodstock – Selecting for Success
5.0 Egg and Larval Development
6.0 Grow-out Systems
7.0 Recirculating Aquaculture Systems
8.0 Open Water Culture
9.0 Live Transport, Harvest and Quality Control

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