SCOTLAND - The next online introductory certificate course in Sustainable Aquaculture from the University of St Andrews is due to start on 29th April 2013.
This undergraduate level course is aimed at people who wish to develop their skills and knowledge of the global aquaculture industry, examining sustainable aquatic food production.
The part-time Sustainable Aquaculture course runs for 40 weeks, is available via e-learning and is ideal for those people who wish to gain a greater knowledge and a recognised qualification in order to promote their career prospects.
If you are interested in gaining a substantial introductory qualification in sustainable aquaculture from the University of St Andrews, now is the time to enquire/apply.
For all the details visit the Course Details page.
For those who would like to discuss any aspect of the course, the course director is available to field any question:
Dr Neil Hazon
Scottish Oceans Research Institute
University of St Andrews.
Telephone: + 44 1334 463451
Dr Neil Hazon, Reader at the Scottish Oceans Research Institute, said "Aquaculture is one of the world's fastest growing industries, with an average growth rate of over 8 per cent per year for the past 10 years.
"It is estimated that a further 40 million tonnes of aquatic food will be required by 2030 to supply the increasing demand and to replace declining wild harvested sources.
"The aquaculture industry will face many challenges to be economically, socially and environmentally sustainable, and will require trained and experienced staff to address successfully these issues and to meet anticipated future growth."
Modules include the structure of the global aquaculture industry, fish and invertebrate biology, aquaculture products and markets, each will consist of a series of lectures, tutorials, discussions and case studies delivered online.
The course structure is modular and part time study through the e-learning platform will allow students the flexibility to complete their studies while continuing in their employment.
Dr Hazon continued, "Our introductory course in Sustainable Aquaculture is first and foremost, a course in professional and sustainable food production.
"The course aims to address the many challenges of the global aquaculture industry with strong components drawing directly on experience from the fields of marine and fresh water aquaculture."
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