Fish Husbandry I (FISH 227)

A study of salmonid culture from egg takes to fry ponding.  Topics cover the history of salmonid culture, brood acquisition and transport, genetics, selective breeding, ploidy manipulation, reproductive physiology and endocrinology, maturation induction, gamete removal, storage, fertilization, and incubation, embryological development, and general hatchery practices.  The course is designed to parallel the events experienced by students on practicum assignments in local salmonid rearing facilities and provides a theoretical basis for the activities they observe and participate in.

Fish Husbandry II (FISH 127)

A continuation of Fish 227 which explores salmonid husbandry from the ponding of fry through growout for release in enhancement and harvest in commercial culture.  Topics include ponding, first feeding, rearing containers, their design and hydraulics, loading rate calculations, handling fish, sampling and grading, metabolic physiology, metabolic and stress endocrinology, the general adaptation syndrome, nutrition and feed formulation, the physiology and ontogeny of smolting and smolt transport.  The lecture portion of the course is combined with a rearing project in which fish growth dynamics are examined under a variety of feeding regimes which are administered by students using fish in the trout farm.



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