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Charting the Course for the Future of Aquaculture Education

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April 19, 2024 in Uncategorized
By Fleming College

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As an industry leader, Fleming College continues to adapt and evolve its programs to ensure it remains at the forefront of aquaculture education and research.

The College will launch a new online program, Aquaculture Operations, in September. This part-time Continuing Education Certificate allows those working in fisheries management or aquaculture operations, or those seeking work in the industry, to receive foundational training in fish culture techniques and operations.

The program features a self-directed learning approach – participants can start any time and work at their own pace. Each course consists of 15 short lectures or modules (one to two hours) that cover basic aspects of operations in the field, including the biology of cultured fish, feeding and nutrition, sea cage rearing systems, fish health, harvesting practices and more. You can take individual courses or complete all of them to achieve the certificate.

Fleming is also ensuring its existing full-time Aquaculture program stays ahead of the curve with a new course added to its curriculum: Aqua Certifications and Welfare.

The course focuses on relevant provincial and federal legislation regarding aquaculture operations including legislation that is relevant to Indigenous communities in Canada. As well, the course will explore third party certifications such as Best Aquaculture Practices. Students will gain insight to Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) and the new Code of Practice for Farmed Salmonids and how fish and the aquaculture industry are represented within these polices. Animal welfare-related operational procedures are also part of this new course.

Fleming’s Aquaculture program is the only one of its kind in Ontario. A graduate certificate, it includes a co-operative education placement and extensive hands-on learning in the College’s onsite fish hatchery.

Within Fleming’s applied research area, the Centre for Innovative Aquaculture Production (CIAP) will open a new hatchery onsite at Fleming’s Frost Campus in 2024. With modern technology, tools and equipment, CIAP can support more complex, long-term research projects and tackle larger issues that are important to industry. The hatchery’s customizable infrastructure will allow the expansion of commercial species research.

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