Masters Programs in Aquaculture and Fisheries

Compare 9 Masters Programs in Aquaculture and Fisheries

Aquaculture and Fisheries

A master’s degree in aquaculture and fisheries is for students who desire to play a professional role in the global expansion of aquaculture. There are career opportunities worldwide in aquatic farming, resource management, research, conflict resolution and more.

 

A student may wonder, what is a Master in Aquaculture and Fisheries? This advanced degree prepares an individual to build a career in what is becoming a major facet in many international economies. It is a course of study intended to enrich the student’s understanding of the balance between food production and aquatic realities. Across many parts of Asia and in other areas of the world, aquaculture may be critical to moving populations away from a dependence on overfished resources. Students learn how to assess sensitive wild resources in order to protect them from overfishing, industrial waste and pollution. Studies include nutrition and feed technologies, water quality, coastal management, wetlands ecosystems, seed production and tourism.

 

Among the benefits of a master’s degree in aquaculture and fisheries is the kind of cutting edge knowledge of technologies and approaches to food production and resource preservation that are changing sustainable growing dynamics all over the world. A degree can start a student on a career that spans international boundaries and may improve habitats and food resources for communities all over the world.

 

Fees and tuition for an advanced degree may vary from program to program. Contact the admissions office of the school of your choice for details regarding fee and tuition schedules.

 

Careers in aquaculture and fisheries range from research and development of farmed species to consulting on growth and sustainability for private and non-governmental agencies. Occupations include farming, hatchery technician, biological science technician, shellfish culturist, aquatic animal health coordinator or fish research assistant. A master’s degree provides the in-depth background and understanding to be effective in positions within government ministries, research institutions and international tourism operations.

 

Begin your journey to a rewarding career in an expanding field today by starting a master’s program in aquaculture and fisheries. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master in Hydrodynamics and Ocean engineering

Centrale Nantes
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 France Nantes

The aim of this program is to give students and advanced training on typical problems of hydrodynamics applied to ocean and offshore engineering: ship resistance, seakeeping, water waves and marine environment. Physical, modeling and numerical aspects are studied. [+]

The Master in Hydrodynamics and Ocean engineering

This Master is internationally recognized and accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

The quality of the courses has been recognized within the prestigious Erasmus Mundus framework of the European Commission through the EMship Master.

A large part of the training is dedicated to the practical use of software to solve problems defined above a large variety of numerical methods: boundary elements or spectral methods under potential flow theory, finite-difference or finite-volume techniques in solvers for viscous flows, Smooth Particles Hydrodynamics (SPH).

Language of teaching

The language of instruction and examination is English during the first year including 160 hours of French language courses.... [-]


Master in Aquaculture and Fisheries

University of Algarve
Campus 2 years October 2018 Portugal Faro

The course provides a unique training for aquaculture production and fisheries. Starting with a common base, fisheries specialists will become experts in the assessment, management, conservation and sustainable exploitation of living resources, while aquaculture specialists will become experts in a variety of production systems. Thesis projects are often developed through placements in industry settings. [+]

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The course provides a unique training for aquaculture production and fisheries. Starting with a common base, fisheries specialists will become experts in the assessment, management, conservation and sustainable exploitation of living resources, while aquaculture specialists will become experts in a variety of production systems. Thesis projects are often developed through placements in industry settings.

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Master in Aquatic Food Production - Safety and Quality (AQFood)

Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBU
Campus 2 years January 2019 Norway As

QFood focuses on the production of aquatic food throughout the entire production and food supply chain, linking primary production including aquaculture and wild catch with processing and distribution to the consumers in terms of quality and safety. [+]

QFood focuses on the production of aquatic food throughout the entire production and food supply chain, linking primary production including aquaculture and wild catch with processing and distribution to the consumers in terms of quality and safety.

What can you use this qualification for? An increased demand for aquatic food in the world requires highly qualified candidates throughout the entire food chain. The growing aquatic food industry becomes more and more integrated, meaning that individual companies cover several parts of the entire value chain. What will you learn?

The program gives you a global understanding of the aquatic food production. You will learn about the entire value chain for aquatic food, from fishery and aquaculture throughout processing, distribution until the product reaches the consumer. The program is focusing on safety and quality, from sea to table.... [-]


MPhil in Fisheries Science

University of Ghana
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Ghana Accra

YEAR 1 (24 credits minimum and 36 credits maximum for Year 1). Course Codes. OCFS 603 Coastal Zone Management 2. OCFS 605 Statistics and Computing 2 [+]

M.PHIL FISHERIES SCIENCE

YEAR 1 (24 credits minimum and 36 credits maximum for Year 1)

Course Codes

OCFS 603 Coastal Zone Management 2 OCFS 605 Statistics and Computing 2 OCFS 610 Seminar I 3 FISH 611 Ecology of Fishes 3 FISH 612 Aquaculture 3 FISH 613 Fisheries Resource Dynamics and Assessment 3 FISH 617 Fisheries Techniques 2 FISH 618 Fish Physiology

ELECTIVES

(A minimum of 5 credits to be selected in consultation with the supervising lecturer and may depend on the student’s research area)

Course Codes

OCFS 601 Aquatic Environmental Studies 2 OCNO 611 Biological Oceanography 3 OCNO 613 Chemical Oceanography 3 OCNO 615 Physical Oceanography 3 OCNO 617 Oceanographic Techniques 2 OCNO 619 Marine Geoscience 3 OCNO 622 Law of the Sea 1 OCNO 624 Ecology of Estuaries 2 OCNO 626 Ecology and Conservation of Higher Marine Vertebrates 2 OCNO 632 Marine Botany 2 FISH 614 Conservation and Preservation of Fisheries ... [-]

Master in Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (AARM)

Asian Institute of Technology School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD)
Campus Full time 4 semesters June 2019 Thailand Rangsit

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master's Program - Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Sweden Umeå Alsike Alnarp + 2 more

The Master's Program - Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations covers different aspects of the management and conservation of fish and wildlife, including scientific theory and methods, as well as relevant laws and conventions at the international level. [+]

Master's Program - Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations

Why is wildlife important to human life? How do we handle depleted populations? Become a student and help solve the problem!

The program covers different aspects of the management and conservation of fish and wildlife, including scientific theory and methods, as well as relevant laws and conventions at the international level. It includes obligatory courses, a Master’s thesis, and elective courses. The program targets both Swedish and international students, including students from developing countries. It is offered by the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies, where approximately 55 researchers and Ph.D. students actively conduct research in the fields of fish and wildlife management, biological conservation, and aquaculture.... [-]


Master in Mariculture

University of Dubrovnik
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Croatia Dubrovnik

The graduate study in Mariculture lasts two years, i.e. four semesters (120 ECTS credits). Upon completion of the graduate study, students acquire the academic degree of Master in Mariculture. Finishing the graduate study, a student can opt for the postgraduate study. Applied Marine Science. [+]

Mariculture

The graduate study in Mariculture lasts two years, i.e. four semesters (120 ECTS credits). Upon completion of the graduate study, the student acquires the academic degree of Master in Mariculture. Finishing the graduate study, a student can opt for the postgraduate study Applied Marine Science.

Career prospects in aquaculture are multiple and primarily involve the possibility of employment directly related to production, such as cultivation, maintenance, feeding, fishing, transportation etc., but also those related to the management of spawning and farming centres. Smaller farming facilities in aquaculture are mostly managed by one expert in charge of the complete farming process, including company and financial management. Practical experience worldwide indicates that graduate experts in aquaculture may find employment in numerous accompanying services to aquaculture production, starting from the supply of equipment and food, the consumer sales of fish and shellfish, through to consultancy in commercial enterprises and in state institutions. Upon completion of the graduate study in Mariculture students will have gained the skills required for independent work on the introduction of new species of aquatic organisms into commercial aquaculture production.... [-]


Master's degree in sustainable management of fishery resources

Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 Spain Las Palmas de Gran Canaria + 1 more

Centre: Faculty of Marine Sciences Qualifications: Master's Degree in Sustainable Management of Fisheries Resources. Type: Master. Rama Sciences. ECTS Credit Hours: 25 [+]

Master's Degree in Sustainable Management of Fisheries Resources

Faculty of Marine Sciences

Degree: Master's Degree in Sustainable Management of Fisheries Resources

Type: Master

Branch: Science

ECTS Credit Hours: 25

Degree of presence: 40%

Total credits: 60

Curriculum

FISHING AND STRATEGIES OF SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS Compulsory Compulsory fishing economy BIOLOGICAL, AND FISH POPULATION PARAMETERS Mandatory Compulsory EVALUATION MODELS MANAGEMENT AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT Compulsory MODELS AND ECOSYSTEM CONSERVATION STRATEGIES Compulsory Compulsory WORK EXPERIENCE Compulsory END OF MASTER [-]

Master's degree in aquaculture

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2019 Spain A Coruña

This Master has been designed to provide the student with advanced, specific and multidisciplinary training geared towards academic training, research and professionalization in Aquaculture. [+]

Introduction

This Master has been designed to provide the student with advanced, specific and multidisciplinary training geared towards academic training, research and professionalization in Aquaculture. It will provide students with the basic knowledge, skills and skills that will enable them to design and carry out research in the field of aquaculture, design, manage and control marine and continental facilities, assess their environmental impact and respond to R & D & I of the sector, implementing strategies that allow the future development of the aquaculture industry.

Why study the degree

Aquaculture is a strategic sector of economic development for Galicia that needs more and more day-to-day human resources of high level of training. There are already organizations such as the Galician Institute for Training in Aquaculture (IGAFA) that feed the labor market of excellent aquaculture technicians to different degrees, but both the industry and the administration need higher graduates that can mainly be incorporated both in companies and in Different public institutions (technological centers, research centers, universities, etc.) to perform R + D + i tasks in Aquaculture.... [-]