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Graduate School

    The University of Maine
  Jan 19, 2018
2008-2009 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AVS 420 - Fish Aquaculture I

Part I of a two semester sequence. A comprehensive examination of finfish production methods. Covers aspects of fish anatomy and physiological responses to intensive culture methods. Water sources and water quality parameters and their effects on fish health will be examined. Fish culture systems from extensive pond culture to intensive land based recirculation systems and their effects on the environment will be described. Aspects of fish production at all life stages, beginning with broodstock management in this course and ending with on-growing of fish to market the following semester will be studied. 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 420.) Lec 2, Lab/Field 4. (Fall-even years.)

Prerequisites & Notes
SMS 211.

Credits: 3