Introduction to Sustainable Marine Aquaculture

This course provides an introductory overview of marine aquaculture with a specific focus on the principles of sustainability in the production and distribution of marine-sourced foods. Students will explore the culturing and rearing of marine invertebrates and plants. Building on a general overview of marine aquaculture, the course will cover the physical and chemical properties of the aquatic environment; site selection; aquatic engineering; bivalve culture; crustacean culture; seaweed culture; health and pathology; growth and nutrition; genetics and reproduction; legal, economic, social and environmental considerations. These topics will be covered with both a local and global perspective. The course is designed to familiarize students with the multi-disciplinary nature of sustainable marine aquaculture as a field. We will conclude with a brief overview of the legal, economic, and social considerations and we will look at some of the controversies surrounding marine aquaculture and environmental sustainability.

Course Details

Campus: 
Boston
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Non-credit
Subject: 
Environmental Studies
Number: 
USEA-NC114-001F
Semester: 
Fall 2018
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 to Friday, September 14, 2018