Shellfish Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico

Offered ‘May-mester’, May 15-26, 2017 at Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Course Title: Shellfish Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico

Credit:2 Semester Hours Undergraduate and Graduate

Pre-Requisites: One year of college-level Biology or permission of instructor

This course will provide students with an overview of the various types of shellfish aquaculture practiced in the Gulf of Mexico, and an understanding of the implications for both for public stock enhancement and private production. Students will gain a broader understanding of the scale and methods of oyster aquaculture, including cultching, on-bottom and off-bottom methods, as well as clam aquaculture, with field trips to operations in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Students will get an overview of shellfish hatchery production and techniques. This course is also designed to assist students with problem solving and communication skills. 

Special fees apply and will be determined based on student enrollment in the course (approximately $315.00). A trip deposit (1/2) is due on March 11, with the remaining portion due on May 1, 2017. Fee is nonrefundable unless class is canceled. You may apply here.

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