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Fisheries and Aquaculture

Fisheries and Aquaculture at VIU provides academic skills training and practical field experience. This combination is essential for success in the exciting careers found in fisheries management and the aquaculture industry. As a student here, you will be exposed to a variety of areas of expertise. These include: fish and invertebrate culture methods, fish habitat and stock assessment techniques, fisheries enhancement as well as conservation management practices. In addition, student participation in active academic research is encouraged.

Students can choose the program that best fits their experience and intended goals. The department offers a two-year diploma, a BSc Minor in Aquaculture, a BA Minor in Aquaculture, and a one-year post-degree diploma.