MES 619. Aquaculture III. 3 Credit Hours.

Students will conduct fieldwork on environmental, technological, social, economical, and administrative aspects encountered in commercial aquaculture operations. This field course will complement Aquaculture I and II-Lab. Students will be able to apply most of the topics taught in MES 512/612 and MES 513/613. They will participate in all stages of the production process, including maturation, spawning, larval husbandry, nursery and grow out techniques, as well as harvesting, processing and exporting. Students will visit several large commercial hatcheries, farms and processing plants currently producing processing, packing and exporting shrimp and fish (both marine and freshwater) for US and European and Asian markets.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Summer.