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Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology


College or University: University of Rhode Island

Type of degree: B.S.

Brief overview of program: The Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology major offers a number of aquatic and marine-related subjects with opportunities for developing both theoretical and practical skills. Laboratory training is supplemented with instruction on board the departmentís teaching and research vessel, the Captain Bert.

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For the students that enter the workforce, what are the most common occupations that they pursue with this degree or certificate? A variety of professional and technial careers are available in government service, the military, and in the private sector. The program also prepares students for further professional training in graduate school. Representative careers in fisheries include fisheries biologist, marine fisheries specialist, fisheries development consultant, fisheries advisory specialist, commercial fisherman, and fishing gear technician. Aquaculture careers include: fish hatchery biologist, fish farm operator, and others. Persons trained in aquaculture and fisheries may also teach in colleges, in public outreach settings, in museums and aquaria, and in elementary and secondary educational settings.


Program Point of Contact: Dr. Michael A. Rice

Email: rice@uri.edu

Department: Fisheries, Animal & Veterinary

Institution address: Woodward Hall University of Rhode Island
                             Kingston,RI 02881

Phone: (401) 874-2943

 


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