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Graduate School

    The University of Maine
  Dec 10, 2017
2008-2009 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AVS 420 - Fish Aquaculture I

A continuation of AVS 420. A comprehensive examination of finfish production methods. Covers aspects of fish production at all life stages, beginning with broodstock management in the first semester course (AVS/SMS 420) and ending with on-growing of fish to market. Aspects of fish production to be studied will cover genetic selection, feeding, health management, fish farm structure, processing fish and environmental factors. Principles and examples of disease prevention and control, such as husbandry, treatment, vaccination, natural defenses and bio-security. Major diseases of farmed fish and control measures will be presented. Students will participate in selected techniques in fish aquaculture I.e., anatomy of fish species, live food production for larval fish, diagnostic procedures, drug residue testing, fish handling and anesthesia, spawning techniques, egg incubation techniques and computer applications during five weekday afternoon laboratories and two all day field trips. (This course is identical to SMS 421.) Lec 2, Lab/Field 4. (Spring - odd years.)

Prerequisites & Notes
AVS 420/SMS 420.

Credits: 3