Masters Programs in Aquaculture and Fisheries

Compare 8 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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MPhil in Fisheries Science

University of Ghana
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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 ... [-]

MSc in Biology, Aquatic Ecology

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

This Master's programme has two specialisations; Limnology and Marine Ecology. It provides knowledge on current theories and models of aquatic ecosystems, the relation between [+]

Programme overview

This Master's programme has two specialisations; Limnology and Marine Ecology. It provides knowledge on current theories and models of aquatic ecosystems, the relation between watershed, atmosphere, lakes and streams, interactions between humankind and aquatic ecosystems, and water management. Practical training in laboratory and field methodology is also emphasised..

Special features of the programme:

    Close collaboration with research groups on state-of-the-art scientific approaches to current environmental issues     Derivation of guidelines for sustainable fisheries management     Hands-on laboratory training and risk assessment in ecotoxicological issues in aquatic environments     Designing restoration projects in aquatic watersheds. ... [-]

Master in Aquaculture and Fisheries

University of Algarve
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Portugal Faro

The masters in Aquaculture and Fisheries has as main objective to provide adequate knowledge to the analysis and understanding of risk assessment, management, sustainable use and conservation of the living resources, providing: knowledge for the production of several species in different aquaculture systems; skills in the areas of Aquaculture and Fisheries; competencies which allow evolving into a specialization within studies in 3rd- cycle; training of professionals able to communicate with experts and non-specialists. [+]

Masters in Aquaculture and Fisheries. The masters in Aquaculture and Fisheries has as main objective to provide adequate knowledge to the analysis and understanding of risk assessment, management, sustainable use and conservation of the living resources, providing: knowledge for the production of several species in different aquaculture systems; skills in the areas of Aquaculture and Fisheries; competencies which allow evolving into a specialization within studies in 3rd- cycle; training of professionals able to communicate with experts and non-specialists. Career Opportunities: The masters in Aquaculture and Fisheries creates professionals in the area of Aquaculture and Fisheries with employability in public or private institutions, companies in areas of biotechnological innovation, aquaculture and transformation of aquatic products. The master forms professionals to develop specialized consultancy at technical and scientific level, promoting entrepreneurship in the sector. [-]

Master Aquatic Systems And Water Management (sage)

École Des Ponts ENPC
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

Science and Environmental Management are characterized by the multiplicity of knowledge and areas to mobilize to solve satisfactorily [+]

Science and Environmental Management are characterized by the multiplicity of knowledge and areas to mobilize to resolve satisfactorily the problems they pose. This multidisciplinary approach covers both many aspects of materials science, nature and life, and also for a large share of aspects related to human sciences. GOALS The objective of the specialty SAGE is twofold. This is part of give students a thorough training on biogeochemical processes that govern the quality of aquatic environments and interactions of these environments in regional environments, and secondly, to understand and know the instruments management of water, whether technical procedures for the collection and treatment of water or the main water policies implemented in different regions of the world. Thus, special attention will be given to training multidisciplinary character of a technical point of view (fluid mechanics, chemistry and microbiology), both for students oriented research and professional vocation. ADMISSION Degree Required: Master M1 (or equivalent) The admission of the candidates is a review of the application and an interview with the leaders of the specialty issue. Back 2014-2015 Retraction of the specialty SAGE will be Monday, September 8, 2014. [-]

Master in Hydrobiology

Shanghai Ocean University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 China Shanghai

Shanghai Government Scholarships A for Foreign Students (Full Scholarship): Scholarships A aims at financing outstanding foreign students at Shanghai Ocean [+]

Master in Fishery Economics and Management

Master in Hydrobiology

Study period: three-year program

 Time to Apply: autumn term enrollment apply before 30th, June
spring term enrollment apply before 31th, December

Qualifications and Documents Requested

Holding Bachelor degree (or equivalent), healthy, non Chinese-residential foreigner)


1. Application form


2. Certified Bachelor degree or   equivalent, transcripts


3. Two recommended letters from academic experts


4. Certificate of HSK6
5.Academic examing( in writing and in oral)

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Master in Fishery Economics and Management

Shanghai Ocean University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 China Shanghai

The University activity explores more avenues for international cooperation and exchanges. It has built a close relationship and cooperation with the Universities of the USA, Japan, Australia [+]

Master in Fishery Economics and Management

Study period: three-year program

Time to Apply

Autumn term enrollment apply before 30th, June
spring term enrollment apply before 31th, December

Qualifications and Documents Requested

Holding Bachelor degree (or equivalent), healthy, non Chinese-residential foreigner)


1. Application form


2. Certified Bachelor degree or   equivalent, transcripts


3. Two recommended letters from academic experts


4. Certificate of HSK6
5.Academic examing( in writing and in oral)

Shanghai Ocean University... [-]


Master in Mariculture

University of Dubrovnik
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Croatia Dubrovnik

The graduate study in Mariculture lasts two year, 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 year, i.e. four semesters (120  ECTS credits). Upon completion of the graduate study, student acquire 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 in Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (AARM)

Asian Institute of Technology School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD)
Campus Full time 4 semesters June 2017 Thailand Pathumthani

AARM is committed to improving regional institutional capacity in aquaculture and aquatic resources management and related fields through innovative... [+]

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, 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.... [-]