Master in Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (AARM)


Program Description

Master in Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (AARM)

AARM is committed to improving regional institutional capacity in aquaculture and aquatic resources management and related fields through innovative approaches that integrate education, research, and outreach.

Asia contributes over 90% of global aquaculture production and plays a key role in the development of appropriate culture systems and technologies. Aquaculture production accounts for almost half of world fish supply and increases by 10%. It is expected to surpass capture fisheries production in the next 10 years. Further development of aquaculture is also expected to help us move away from dependence on overexploited capture fisheries resources and to enhance and conserve aquatic habitats and biodiversity, but this expansion should not exceed the carrying capacity of water resources.

Wild aquatic resources are essential sources of nutrition for rural populations. Any degradation of these resources from over-fishing, use of illegal fishing gears, the introduction of exotic fish, misuse of chemicals, agro-industrial waste discharge, deforestation, breeding ground degradation and dam construction that can lead to blocking of migratory pathways will have dramatic impacts on the nutritional and health status of rural people.

Population growth, poverty, resource use conflicts, illegal activities, pollution, biodiversity conservation, policy and institutional gaps and conflicts are the major issues and problems in coastal management. A management approach that integrates sectors (government agencies, non-government organizations, community, etc.), disciplines (science, engineering, and management), land- and sea-based activities (agriculture, livestock, aquaculture, fisheries, tourism, etc.) is important to address the various issues and problems in the coastal area.

Career for Graduates

AARM Graduates could find excellent opportunities for employment in government ministries, international and national non-government organizations, research institutions, and consulting companies focusing towards sustainable development.

Coursework and Research areas

The curriculum offered by the AARM program includes courses in:

  • Aquaculture and Aquatic Resource Systems
  • Aquatic Seed Production
  • Coastal and Inland Aquaculture
  • Aquaculture Nutrition and Feed Technology
  • Genetics and Biotechnology in Aquaculture
  • Water Quality and Aquatic Animal Health Management
  • Aquaculture Planning and Management
  • Coastal and Inland Fisheries Management
  • Aquatic Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Wetlands Ecosystem Management
  • Marine and Coastal Ecosystems
  • Principles of Integrated Coastal Management
  • Tools for Integrated Coastal Management
  • Workshop on Integrated Coastal Management
  • Seminar on Recent Developments in Integrated Coastal Management
  • Thesis Research Workshop
  • Statistical Applications
Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

The School of Environment, Resources, and Development (SERD) established in 1993 by amalgamating the Divisions of Agriculture and Food Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Human Settlements and Ene ... Read More

The School of Environment, Resources, and Development (SERD) established in 1993 by amalgamating the Divisions of Agriculture and Food Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Human Settlements and Energy Technology, is now composed of ten fields of study - Agricultural Systems and Engineering, Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management, Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology, Energy, Environmental Engineering and Management, Pulp and Paper Technology, Gender and Development Studies, Natural Resources Management, Regional and Rural Development Planning and Urban Environmental Management. MISSION AIT's mission is "to develop highly qualified and committed professionals who will play a leading role in the sustainable development of the region and its integration into the global economy". AIT will serve the human resource development needs of developing countries in Asia taking into account their specific development priorities, gender issues, and social values.SERD activities and function will be within this framework, as a majority of its graduates return and participate in the development goals of their countries. Those who pursue their doctoral degrees increase their professional skills and qualifications. VISION SERD responds to regional needs by mobilizing and enhancing capacities for socially, economically and environmentally sound development in partnerships with public and private sectors. The School's interdisciplinary approach integrates technological, natural and social sciences.The School will continue its leadership role in offering excellent academic programs relevant to regional needs and responsive to students' interests. the research will be concentrated toward focal areas and are to be conducted by core teams. outreach will be community-service-oriented. will be consolidated and financially viable. The School activities including the students, staff, faculty, and curricula, will be subject to quality assessment. Read less