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New program: Aquaculture Operations

A marine farming area.

Skilled workers needed now

With more than 7,200 kilometres of coastline, Nova Scotia’s aquaculture sector is growing.

The industry is a significant economic driver for communities across the province, and with the value of seafood exports expected to keep climbing, a skilled workforce is needed to fill increasing labour demands.

Aquaculture Operations program

To help meet the immediate need for workers at Nova Scotia fish hatcheries and marine farms, NSCC is launching a new 19-week program in Sea Farming Operations (formerly Aquaculture Operations) at our Shelburne Campus. Classes begin in January 2020.

The program has been developed in partnership with industry, and industry representatives are directly involved in your hands-on training. Courses have been designed to give graduates a well-rounded experience that parallels working in facilities that handle a variety of Canadian shellfish and finfish species.

Want to know more?

If you’re interested in getting the skills needed to support freshwater and marine farming, and keen on learning the ropes around land-based aquaculture operations, contact a recruiter to learn more

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