Registration Now Open for UMass Boston’s New Online Aquaculture Course

Office of Communications | November 07, 2017
Registration Now Open for UMass Boston’s New Online Aquaculture Course

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Aquaculture Course Is Open to Community Members; Credit and Non-Credit Options Available

Aquaculture, also known as fish or shellfish farming, is the breeding, rearing, and harvesting of fish, shellfish, plants, algae, and other organisms in all aquatic environments. It’s also one of the world’s fastest growing industries, with an average growth rate of more than eight percent per year for the past ten years. There is a need for fish farm technicians, scientists, engineers, managers, and government regulators.

UMass Boston is helping to meet that need with a new online course, Introduction to Sustainable Marine Aquaculture. The course is open to anyone in the community who is already in the aquaculture field or looking to break in as well as UMass Boston students. Credit and non-credit options are available. Registration opened November 6, and will continue through the start of classes on January 29.

UMass Boston’s Introduction to Sustainable Marine Aquaculture will provide a basic foundation in the field of aquaculture. It will address the essential aspects of aquaculture fish and invertebrate biology including anatomy, physiology, and environmental requirements. Subjects studied will include anatomy and physiology of the circulatory, respiratory, nervous, digestive sensory endocrine reproductive systems, and life cycle of invertebrate and vertebrate aquaculture species.

To register and to get additional information, go to

You can also contact the course’s instructor, Jennifer Bender, at

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