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Study Aquaculture and Fisheries at Otago

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Overview

Aquaculture and Fisheries is a major in the Bachelor of Applied Science programme. It is a three-year degree that includes a compulsory second subject in a related area – either as a minor or as a double major.

From salmon and mussel farming to wild fish and fishery habitat management, there is substantial industry demand for skilled and innovative individuals with a strong scientific skill set. Aquaculture and fisheries scientists are essential as our production of food from aquatic environments continues to grow rapidly but is increasingly affected by human activities. Fisheries science is the study of managing and understanding fisheries and their impacts.

Aquaculture science enhances aquaculture production, limiting environmental impacts of one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

Fisheries and aquaculture scientists require a broad understanding of biology, ecology, oceanography, chemistry, statistics and management. You will learn fundamental aspects of these subjects in first and second years. As you progress through the course, more specialist subjects such as fisheries, aquaculture and food science will be introduced.

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Contact details

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Qualifications

*It is a requirement that every Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) normally includes an approved minor subject or an approved second major subject. Usually such a minor or second major subject must be selected from the approved combinations of major subjects with minor or second major subjects. Some exceptions may apply. For details see:

Full list of available approved minor and second major subject areas

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Programme requirements

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Aquaculture and Fisheries

Year Papers Points
100-level

BIOL 112  Animal Biology

MARI 112  Global Marine Systems

STAT 110  Statistical Methods or STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics

Three of:
BIOL 123  Plants: How They Shape the World
CELS 191  Cell and Molecular Biology
CHEM 111  Chemistry: Molecular Architecture
CHEM 191  The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health
EAOS 111  Earth and Ocean Science
ECOL 111  Ecology and Conservation of Diversity

18

18

18

54

200-level

MARI 202  Marine Invertebrate Ecology and Biology

AQFI 251 Principles of Aquaculture

Two of BTNY 203, CHEM 201, CHEM 205, CHEM 206, ECOL 211, ECOL 212, FOSC 201, FORS 201, GENE 222, GENE 223, OCEN 201, PHIL 235, STAT 210, SURV 208, ZOOL 221

18

18

36

300-level

AQFI 301 Field Methods for Assessment of Fisheries and Aquatic Habitats

AQFI 352 Fisheries Ecology

Two of CHEM 301, CHEM 304, CHEM 306, FORS 301, GENE 312, GENE 314, GENE 315, MARI 301, MARI 302, ZOOL 316, ZOOL 319

18

18

36

Plus

108 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers

108

Total   360

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Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Aquaculture and Fisheries

Papers

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Minor subject requirements

Aquaculture and Fisheries as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree

Level Papers Points
100-level

MARI 112 Global Marine Systems

STAT 110 Statistical Methods, or STAT 115 Introduction to Biostatistics

18

18

200-level

MARI 202 Marine Invertebrate Ecology and Biology

AQFI 251 Principles of Aquaculture

18

18

300-level

AQFI 301 Field Methods for Assessment of Fisheries and Aquatic Habitats

AQFI 352 Fisheries Ecology

18

18

Total   108

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